Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Roughly 1 in 10 children's eye injuries that end up in the ER are caused by toys. In support of Safe Toys and Celebrations Month this December, the American Academy of Ophthalmology advises parents to be cautious when choosing holiday gifts for young people and recommends avoiding propelling toys. Airsoft guns, arrows, BB guns, paintball guns and darts can be particularly hazardous, with the potential to cause serious eye injuries such as corneal abrasionocular hyphematraumatic cataract, increased intraocular pressure, and even permanent vision loss. Western Carolina Eye Associates wishes all of our patients a happy and healthy holiday season! 

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Anna Greene