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Eye Safety in the Home

 

As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your home eye safe specifically in purchasing eye safe toys. It's important to take the earliest opportunity to guarantee your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

Naturally, babies enter the world with an immature optical structure that grows as they get older. In the beginning, infants can see objects only up close. A child's optical system is continuously stimulated as the individual matures. Children's games and toys can be one of the easiest ways to stimulate a child's eyes. Nevertheless, you should remember that a large number of childhood mishaps occur at home, many with games and toys.

What's the simplest way to prevent accidents? There are many precautions you can take when choosing toys for the house to guarantee your child's eye safety.

First off, check that long-handled toys – such as play brooms- don't have sharp edges, and carefully monitor kids under two with such toys. While building blocks are generally fine for children of all ages, it's best to make sure the sides are blunted, in order to prevent eye or other bodily damage. It's advised that you avoid shooting toys, such as slingshots or dart guns. If this is not possible, then use of these toys should be monitored by a responsible adult. If your older child plays with a chemistry set or woodworking tools, make sure to provide him with safety goggles.

What else can pose a problem in your house? Toys are only just the beginning. As a guardian to your children, it's your task to go through your home and ensure there's nothing that could threaten your children and their eyes. The number one risk is hazardous materials that haven't been carefully put away. If youngsters can access these chemicals their eyes are in danger.

While it's true that games and toys for children may not always be 100% risk-free, there are many wonderful playthings that can contribute to children's eyesight. There are many toys customized for specific ages that offer terrific ways to grow optical development. When buying toys for children, look for those that emphasize coordination between the hands and eyes and will encourage kids to learn about spatial relationships. You may want to consider trying to do some research before making a purchase. This way you can do your best to make sure your purchase will protect your children and will enrich their visual development as well!