Safe Toys and Gifts = Safe Children

Eye injuries in children related to toys can range from a mild corneal abrasion to much more serious injuries such as retinal tear and detachment. During Safe Toys and Gifts Month, Friends for Sight encourages parents to be aware of the potential dangers of toys given to their children.

The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) report presents the estimated emergency department-treated injuries associated with toys each calendar year. The most recent data was released in 2018.

In 2017, there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. Forty-four percent of the injuries were to the head and face area.

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