Toys to Avoid to Keep Your Child’s Eyes Safe

What child doesn’t like toys? And what parent or grandparent doesn’t enjoy buying a fun gift for their young loved ones?

But some toys that look really fun can pose a serious risk of eye injuries — including serious injuries that can result in permanent vision loss.

Toy-Related Eye Injuries

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, roughly a quarter of a million children are seen in the nation’s hospital emergency departments each year due to toy-related injuries.

Nearly half of these injuries are to the head and face, and many are eye injuries. And about 35 percent of toy-related injuries are sustained by children under age 5.

But eye safety is often the last thing on people’s minds when buying toys for children.

Online surveys conducted recently by AllAboutVision.com revealed that 41 percent of parents either “rarely” or “never” considered eye safety when choosing toys for their kids.

At the same time, when asked whether any of the toys their children own could cause harm to their eyes, 54 percent of parents responded “definitely,” and 22 percent said “possibly.”

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