Wellness - Eye Care | 3-12 yrs

Ways To Prevent Eye Injuries In Your Child

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Protecting your child from eye injury is one of the most basic and important ways you can keep his or her eyes and vision healthy. Eye injuries can happen anywhere and anytime – at home, at school, in the playground, playing games, with fireworks or even while playing with a seemingly harmless pencil!

While some minor eye injuries can be treated at home, more serious injuries need medical attention. According to an article titled Children’s Eye Injuries: Prevention and Care by Brenda Pagan-Duran MD published in aao.org in 2016, more than 90 percent of all eye injuries can be protected simply by using protective eyewear.

Some of the ways to prevent eye injuries in your child include:

• Harmful chemicals and sprays should be kept out of reach of small children.

• While playing sports, children should wear sports eye protectors.

• Children should be informed about items that can cause eye damage such as paper clips, pencils, scissors or even the humble rubber band.

• Toys such as darts, bows and arrows should be avoided. Children should also avoid pellet guns.

• Children should not be allowed anywhere near fireworks especially rockets.

If your child suffers from an eye injury, seek medical help immediately. To know more about ways to prevent eye injuries in your child, please click through the pages of this ClipBook.

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