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Protecting your Children’s Eyes in the Home

 

As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, this post will focus on ways to keep your house eye safe particularly for children. It's important to take the earliest chance to make sure your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

Naturally, babies are born with an immature visual structure that grows as they get mature. As part of standard baby vision development, infants can view objects at close range only. Throughout their growing years, children are visually stimulated. Children's games and toys can be one of the fastest ways to stimulate kid's eyes. However, at the same time, you should consider that a lot of childhood accidents occur in the house, many with toys.

So what can you do to prevent accidents from happening? Here is some easy advice for choosing games for the house to ensure your child's eyes are safe.

First off, make sure long-handled playthings – such as sticks- don't have sharp edges, and prohibit or monitor young children carefully if they are handling them. While building blocks are generally safe for kids of all ages, it's important to make sure the edges are blunted, in order to reduce the risk of eye or other bodily accidents. It's advised that you steer clear of shooting toys, such as arrows or guns. If you can't eliminate them altogether, then shooting toys should be monitored by a responsible adult. When allowing older children to play with a chemistry set or woodworking tools, make sure to give him or her safety glasses.

What else can pose a problem in your house? Toys are only just the tip of the iceberg. As a parent, it's your task to go through the house and make sure there's nothing that could jeopardize your child's eyes. One of the most common perils is poisonous materials that haven't been carefully put away. If a child can access these solutions their eyes are at great risk.

Yes, toys can occasionally cause damage, but let's not forget about all of the benefits they can provide. There are a number of age-appropriate toys for kids that provide amazing ways to grow visual development. When choosing toys for youngsters, go for those that develop coordination between the hands and eyes and will help kids to understand colors, shapes and space. You may want to consider trying to look on the Internet before stopping at the toy store. This way you can ensure that your purchase is safe for your children's eyes and will enrich their visual development at the same time!