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Keeping the Home Environment Eye-Friendly

 

In recognition of Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes particularly for kids. Don't wait until it's too late to make sure your home environment doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

Generally, babies are born with an partially developed visual system that progresses with them. In the beginning, babies can see objects only very close. A youngster's optical structure is continuously stimulated as he develops. Toys can be one of the easiest methods for stimulating a youngster's vision. Nevertheless, it's important to remember that a large number of childhood accidents occur in the house, many of them with toys.

What's the simplest way to avoid accidents? There are several precautions you can take when choosing toys for the home to ensure your child's eye safety.

First of all, ensure toys with long handles - such as sticks- have curved edges, and closely supervise children under two with such toys. Although building blocks pose little danger for almost any age, it's good to make sure the corners are rounded, in order to prevent eye damage. It's recommended that you steer clear of toys that shoot objects in the air, such as arrows or guns. If this is not possible, then use of these toys should be monitored by a responsible adult. When allowing older children to play with a chemistry set or woodworking tools, make sure he or she wears safety goggles.

In addition to games and toys, other domestic threats might be present that you should be aware of. Sharp corners on tables are a common source of injury for small children and should be protected. Cleaning solutions that are accessible are a further source of danger for kids and must be stored away or behind a locked cabinet to prevent curious children from obtaining them.

True, toys can sometimes be damaging, but it's important to not overlook all of the benefits they can provide. There are many age-appropriate toys for children that offer terrific ways to stimulate visual development. When purchasing toys for kids, look for those that develop coordination between the hands and eyes and will encourage youngsters to understand spatial relationships. It can also be a good idea to look on the Internet before checking out the toy store. Then you can guarantee that your purchase is safe for your children's eyes and will enrich their optical development at the same time!