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The holidays are right around the corner and that means new toys for the kiddies. Adoring grandparents enjoy treating the little ones to the newest toys to start off the New Year.
It is crucial that parents learn and relay to others the guidelines about eye safety and choosing toys. Injuries with unsafe toys and games often occur, sometimes resulting in damaged eyes.

Below are a few tips to guard children from toy related eye injuries:

  1. Only buy gifts which are age and developmentally suitable. Do not permit younger children to use toys and games intended for older siblings.

  2. Demonstrate to children how to play safely. If possible, before allowing children to play check toys for broken or loose pieces.

  3. Look after young children during playtime.

  4. Prevent eye injuries by throwing out any toys or games that have jagged or staggered edges or plastic or wooden missiles, commonly found in war-themed toys.

Before you purchase the popular toy that your child really wants, take some time to read up on toy safety guidelines. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Avoid a trip to the ER this year and have a joyous holiday.