Those who are doing last-minute Christmas gift shopping may want to keep safety in mind when picking out a present.
Doctor Phil Hooper with the Canadian Ophthalmological Society outlines some toys that can cause eye injuries to young children........
“Typically the injuries are from toys that have points or sharp edges to them, so those cause either cuts to the eye or the surface of the eye. Occasionally these items can be poked through the surface of the eye. A pencil is an example, falling on a pencil or fighting with pencils with you siblings can cause a problem. And the others are projectile firing devices, toy rifles, air guns, those kinds of things.”
Hooper says eye injuries among children are one of the major causes of visual impairment.
A survey by the organization finds only 16 per cent of Canadians shop for toys with eye safety in mind.