Eye safety –it’s something we all remember taking about in science class. But, how many of us think about our eye safety, let alone the safety of our children’s eyes? That’s why today, LensCrafters Southlake at the Shops of Southlake are sharing what they know about children eye protection.
Main Causes of Eye Injuries in Children
Any parent knows that all it takes is one second for your child to get into something they aren’t supposed to or to get hurt. However, if you know what the primary causes of eye injuries in children, then you can take the proper precautions to ensure your child’s eye safety at home.
- Toys – avoid toys that have projectiles like darts or pellets
- Falls – whether it’s from a bed, against furniture, on stairs or tripping over toys
- Everyday Items – work and garden tools, knives and forks, pens and pencils
- Household products – cleaning supplies, detergents, paints, glues
- Dog Attacks – most common for children 4 years and younger
- Leisure Time Activities – sports and simply playing with other children
Children Eye Protection
While there isn’t much you can do as a parent about the majority of eye safety risks other than trying to make sure they aren’t there, you can’t have your child wear protective goggles all day, every day. However, there are certain things you can do in terms of children eye protection. Making sure that your child has the proper gear for sports like football, basketball, baseball and hockey.
Bring Your Children to LensCrafters Southlake
If you aren’t sure about when you should bring your child in for an eye exam, LensCrafters Southlake recommends that children should have a dilated eye exam at the age of 5 or 6. That way you can make sure their eyes are ready for school and more coordinated and organized activities.
Come to LensCrafters Southlake at the Shops of Southlake for all your family’s optical needs.
1251 E. Southlake BLVD. Suite 333
Southlake, TX 76092
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