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Keep An Eye On Holiday Safety

By Kellie Heywood

The festive season is no time to take your eye off the ball when it comes to eye safety, particularly if you have children in your care. Indeed, health authorities warn that everyone should keep a sharp lookout for eye-related hazards.

Stay focused on toy safety

"The holidays are supposed to be a time of happiness and celebration," said Dr David Coats, clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. "A serious eye injury can bring an abrupt end to the celebration. Parents should choose a toy that is appropriate for their child's age, abilities, maturity and the parent's willingness to supervise use of the toy."

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