Children are free spirits. They love to play and explore new things without any restrictions. Their excitement and inexperience with the world often puts them at risk for eye injuries, even under ordinary circumstances. It is therefore important to ensure kids are under constant supervision no matter what they do. Most eye health problems and injuries in children occur due to:
The risk of eye injuries can be greatly reduced in children by taking the following simple safety measures:
Additionally, parents must ensure children are properly tucked into the back seat of the car and wear safety belts during travel. During the holiday season, children should not be allowed to play with firecrackers, artificial colours or water guns. And in case of any injury, emergency health services should be contacted immediately.
Sightsavers hopes that by following these simple tips and instructions, your children will be able to enjoy themselves and have fun without causing any serious harm to their eye health.
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