When you and your children are outside playing here are some toys and activities that pose serious risks to your eyes and it is important to exercise caution while using them.
The toys that pose the greatest hazard to eyes are dart or water guns and any toy that shoots a projectile. You may think that toys that shoot a lightweight, cushy dart may seem harmless when using them for summertime fun. They can shoot projectiles at great distances and speeds. These types of toys should never be aimed at another person’s face and must be used with extreme caution.
Water balloons and aerosol string are two toys that are commonly used throughout the summer months. Both have the capabilities of blunt trauma to the eyes, and worse, if they land in someone’s eyes. Retinal detachment and corneal abrasions are just a few of the eye issues that can be caused while using these items, especially at close ranges. Aerosol cans can even cause pink eye or causes eye irritation.
How to Avoid Accidents
Any type of wand, sword, bat, and fishing poles should also be used with great caution. The size and length of these toys may be too much for small children to handle properly. Fishing poles also pose extreme risks if hooks are unsecured.
This summer exercise caution while using any of these items during family fun and be aware of the potential eye safety concerns.