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Posted on 12-07-2017
You'll shoot your eye out! That most famous of Christmas movie quotes may have been done for laughs, but there's a very real danger to children's eyesight from some very popular toys. Tempting as it is, parents and grandparents shouldn't just buy the most popular toy on their favorite child's holiday list.
At least 10 percent of all children's emergency room visits dealing with eye problems can be traced back to toys, and most of them could be prevented with some careful shopping ahead of time.
Almost all eye injuries can be prevented by carefully choosing safer toys, and by having an adult supervise boys and girls when they play with toys that could potentially injure someone. Some of the best ways to choose gifts to give during the holidays are:
Your child's eyesight is a critical sense for both school and play. It's important to care for it all year long, by keeping it safe and making sure it's in good health. It all begins with a comprehensive eye examination.
If your child hasn't had a recent exam, call our office at 650-259-0300 to schedule an appointment today.
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