Protect your child from eye injuries

The world can be a dangerous place for young eyes. Accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year. Every 13 minutes, an emergency room treats a sports-related eye injury. And, 43 percent of sports-related eye injuries are to children ages 14 and younger.

The good news is that ninety percent of these eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection.

You can reduce the risks of eye injuries to your child by taking the following steps: ► You can reduce the risks of eye injuries to your child by taking the following steps: ▼

1. Understand the dangers

2. Find and remove hazards

3. Watch your child closely

Protect young children from eye injuries at home and at play ► Protect young children from eye injuries at home and at play ▼

This checklist can help you reduce the risks of eye injuries for young children in your home. Read More

Protect your child athlete from sports eye injuries. ► Protect your child athlete from sports eye injuries. ▼

Find out what you need to know to select and purchase the right safety eyewear for your child's sport. Read More.

Protect your older child or teen from eye injuries when doing yard work or home projects ► Protect your older child or teen from eye injuries when doing yard work or home projects ▼

Flying debris and chemical splashes are a common cause of eye injury. Read More

Do not use consumer fireworks, and don't let your child near them ► Do not use consumer fireworks, and don't let your child near them ▼

Find out how to enjoy safe summer celebrations and avoid visits to the emergency room. Read More