The world can be a dangerous place for young eyes. Accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year. Every 13 minutes, an emergency room treats a sports-related eye injury. And, 43 percent of sports-related eye injuries are to children ages 14 and younger.
The good news is that ninety percent of these eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection.
You can reduce the risks of eye injuries to your child by taking the following steps:
1. Understand the dangers
2. Find and remove hazards
3. Watch your child closely
Protect young children from eye injuries at home and at play
- Misuse of toys
- Falls from beds, against furniture, on stairs, and when playing with toys
- Misuse of everyday tools and objects (work and garden tools, knives and forks, pens and pencils)
- Contact with harmful household products (detergents, paints, glues, etc.)
- Automobile accidents.
Protect your child athlete from sports eye injuries.
Find out what you need to know to select and purchase the right safety eyewear for your child’s sport.
Protect your older child or teen from eye injuries when doing yard work or home projects
Flying debris and chemical splashes are a common cause of eye injury.
Believe it or not, the average home is full of dangers that often go unnoticed. In fact, accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year.
Ninety percent of these eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection.
To read more click here, published on Preventblindness.org.
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