Oklahoma Ophthalmologists Urge Holiday Shoppers to Check Twice to Ensure Toys Safe for Children’s Eyes
As holiday shopping hits its peak, ophthalmologists are warning consumers – and especially parents – to be wary of the types of toys that commonly cause eye injuries, such as toys that shoot projectiles, laser devices and other popular items with sharp or protruding parts.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there were 265,000 toy-related injuries treated in emergency rooms last year. Most of these injuries affect children under age 15, and nearly half affect the head or face. In light of these dangers, the American Academy of Ophthalmology
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