Preventing Children’s Eye Injuries When at Play

Many children’s eye injuries happen while at play because children are playing with potentially hazardous objects or in potentially dangerous areas. These accidents that occur while children are at play are extremely preventable.

Courtesy of Prevent Blindness America, here are a few excellent tips on how to keep your children from injuring their eyes while at play.

  • On your children’s toys, make sure you read all of the instructions and warning labels.
  • Your children should not be in possession of toys that have any of the following: spikes, sharp edges, rods, and hard points.
  • Do not purchase your children any toys that shoot or fly.
  • When you’re children are playing on playgrounds, at the park, or in play areas, you’ll want to make sure you are aware of any and all play hazards.
  • When playing sports, your children should wear the appropriate form of eye protection at all times. Many sports require participants to wear eye protective gear.