Toys for Eye Safety! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


When you are shopping this Christmas season, be aware of toys that could be dangerous to your children’s vision. Choosing the right toy for your children is a concern for every parent. Children’s visual systems are developing as they grow and it is important to protect their eyes and vision especially when they are young. Infants may only be able to see things up close and as they grow they may become farsighted or nearsighted. It is important to have your child’s eyes examined by 18 months old to ensure they do not have any eye muscle imbalance, eye turn or other condition that needs treatment. Only your eye doctor can determine if this is the case.

Nothing stimulates a child’s vision like a toy. Children spend a lot of time playing with their toys and many accidents occur at home. It’s vital they are playing with safe toys for their overall health and eye safety.

Some toys parents should avoid:

  • Toy guns that shoot any type of projectile including water guns, BB guns and water balloon launchers

  • Games with fishing poles

  • Toy swords and wands

  • Aerosol silly string

  • Laser pointers

  • Toys with sharp objects and sharp sides

Make sure you supervise your children when they are playing with their new toys. If you or your child suffers an injury to the eye from a toy, see your eye doctor immediately. The injury could get worse and could potentially cause vision loss if not treated immediately.

Dr. Warren Johnson | Dr. Do Nguyen | Dr. Burt Bodan


About Eyewear Gallery

Eyewear Gallery was established 30 years ago and our office likes to write about many topics that are related to eyecare, glasses and stories that we hope you enjoy. We write about your vision, health and educational facts as well as some fun information. We pride ourselves in medical eyecare and designer eyewear and have received the Peoples Choice Award more than once. We have designer frames such as Lunor, Tiffany, Oliver Peoples and Tom Ford. We also have non designer eyewear and cater to all ages. We stock alot of sunglasses such as Oakley, Wiley X, Costa del Mar, Ray Ban and Maui Jim for sports and outdoor fun. Eyewear Gallery is also known as one of the few Custom Sports Sunglass providers in the USA in both prescription and non prescription. Please visit our website Thanks for visiting and following our blogs.
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