Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month Takes Place in August!August 11, 2022
February is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) monthFebruary 2, 2023
Eyes are particularly vulnerable to injuries. And serious injuries to the eye can have life-long effects
- Avoid purchasing toys with sharp, protruding, or projectile parts.
- Make sure children are appropriately supervised when playing with potentially hazardous toys or games that could cause eye injuries.
- If you give sports equipment, also give the appropriate protective eyewear with polycarbonate lenses.
- Check labels for age recommendations and be sure to select gifts that are appropriate for a child’s age and maturity.
- Keep toys that are made for older children away from younger children.
- Buy your child something that will finally get them off their screens.
- Outdoor inspired gifts. Sports equipment like snow gear, roller skates, hiking boots, or the classic bicycle gift are all good ways to encourage healthy outdoor play. Have a kid athlete in your life? Get them the right protective eyewear for their sport of choice. For skiers or snowboarders, that means UV-protected goggles. cold weather does not shield the eyes from the sun!
- Educational games for all ages. As your toddler’s hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills naturally develop, toys such as building blocks or puzzles become easier to use. Age-appropriate board games for learning how to count, tell time, memory games, and other educational themes are good options.
- Protect the eyes of your loved ones with sport eyeglasses when they’re playing Soccer, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Baseball available at Mona Vision.
Call or Text 250-766-0555 to book an Eye Exam for your kids (No Charge with a valid BC medical card)