Toy Related Eye Injuries Awareness

December is Toy-Related Eye Injuries Awareness Month

دسمبر کھلونوں سے متعلق آنکھوں کی چوٹوں سے آگاہی کا مہینہ ہے۔

Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Shopping List

Acuity Eye Center Lahore Pakistan and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge the public to celebrate with an eye on safety.

The number of eye injuries related to such non-powder guns is increasing at an alarming rate. Another study published earlier this year showed an increase of almost 170 percent over the last 23 years. If toy guns are on your shopping list, Acuity Eye Center Lahore Pakistan and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge you to also give the gift of protective eyewear. Protective eyewear and proper guidance make BB, pellet, and paintball gun activities safer for children.

To prevent eye injuries, ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – share the following tips:

  • Buy the proper eye protection.

Always wear eye protection that meets appropriate national standards when using non-powder guns.

  • Get a target:

Have children shoot BB and pellet guns at paper or gel targets with a backstop to trap BBs or pellets.

  • Educate children: Teach them proper safety precautions for handling and using non-powder guns.
  • Be present:

Ensure that there is always appropriate adult supervision.

  • Know what to do (and what not to)if an eye injury occurs: Seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist. As you wait for medical help, make sure never to touch, rub, apply pressure, or try to remove an object stuck in the eye. If an eye injury occurs, follow these important care and treatment guidelines.

“Ophthalmologists see firsthand the devastating damage toy guns can inflict on the eyes; children are blinded,” said Dianna Seldomridge, M.D., MBA, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “The good news is, most of these injuries are avoidable. Protective eyewear and adult supervision make non-powder gun activities much safer for children. If you can’t resist the Ralphies in your life, buy protective eyewear.”

Here is The Message of Our Lead Consultant Dr. Zia Ul Mazhry,

As a parent, keeping your child safe from harm is likely one of your top priorities. Seeing your child happy is also important, and there’s no doubt that playing with toys brings joy to your child. But toys can also be a great source of danger. It’s hard to believe that a simple children’s toy could cause harm, but accidents happen all the time. The guns, weapons, fireworks, and laser pointers can cause severe damage to eyesight.

ایکوئٹی آئی سنٹر کے سربراہ ڈاکٹر ضیاء المظہری کا آنکھوں کی حفاظت کے بارے میں پیغام

بطور والدین، اپنے بچے کو نقصان سے محفوظ رکھنا ممکنہ طور پر آپ کی اولین ترجیحات میں سے ایک ہے۔ اپنے بچے کو خوش دیکھنا بھی ضروری ہے، اور اس میں کوئی شک نہیں کہ کھلونوں سے کھیلنا آپ کے بچے کو خوشی دیتا ہے۔ لیکن کھلونے بھی خطرے کا ایک بڑا ذریعہ ہو سکتے ہیں۔ یہ یقین کرنا مشکل ہے کہ بچوں کا ایک سادہ سا کھلونا نقصان پہنچا سکتا ہے، لیکن حادثات ہر وقت ہوتے رہتے ہیں۔ بندوقیں، ہتھیار، آتش بازی اور لیزر پوائنٹر آنکھوں کی بینائی کو شدید نقصان پہنچا سکتے ہیں۔

To learn more ways to keep your eyes healthy, visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmart® website.

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit

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