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All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye

This time of year is a wonderful one. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or something else, it’s lovely to be surrounded by family and friends giving presents to each other.

When people are relaxed and having fun, they may be off their guard and accidents could happen. The last place you want to be during the holidays is the emergency room so do everything you can to make sure you and your family are safe.

christmas presents can be harmful to your eyes

There is nothing more than children are excited for than their presents. They look forward to them the whole year, impatiently get through though last few moments and then rip open the paper to see their gift.

A child who sees a sword, gun or something that can shoot is going to be jumping out of their skin to play with it. This is wonderful – they should be excited to do so but it should be outside, away from people’s eyes.

*Anything that can fly around and knock someone in the eye is dangerous.
*Anything with an exposed sharp edge is dangerous.
*Anything with suction cups is dangerous.
*Anything with any form of projectile be it arrow, bullet, missile, darts, etc is dangerous.

Even if it’s not the present per say, it’s important to be careful. Imagine the scene – the whole family gathered round to open presents. There are mounds of ripped and shredded wrapping paper on the floor. There are boxes and other presents on the floor and some of them are obscured by the paper. Someone is running – they’re holding something and trip over a box.

From there, anything could happen. They could knock into someone and hurt their eye.
They could fall awkwardly and damage their own eye.

At the end of the day, it’s important to be safe as prevention is far better than cure.

While we’re talking about the holidays and looking after the eyes, it’s not just small kids and toys that are a concern.

People who watch TV deep into the night or play video games in a darkened room are doing their eyes no favors either.