With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes join the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones in their lives. A number of recent studies have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood eye injuries. These include air guns and other toys that shoot projectiles, high-powered lasers, and sports equipment.
Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – treat the eye injuries that sometimes result from these products. The Academy is encouraging parents to follow these tips when gifting toys to children this holiday season.
Following these tips can help make sure your little loved ones have healthy vision for many holiday seasons to come.
For more information about eye safety or to find an ophthalmologist near you, visit uclahealth.org/eye.
Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), children's health, Children’s Health, eye, eye health, eye safety, toy related eye injuries, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, Wellness
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