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Ask a Doctor: Protect kids’ eyes from injury

Wed, Oct 3, 2018

Eye injuries aren’t uncommon among children and can be caused by several factors, like getting hit by a baseball, scratches, or a chemical splash.

 

“Fortunately, most eye injuries are preventable as long as we follow a few basic practices,” says Dr. Benjamin Phillips, an ophthalmologist with BayCare Clinic. He sees patients in Manitowoc.

 

Ask a Doctor: Protect kids’ eyes from injury

 

To protect your kids’ eyes from serious injury, Phillips suggests:

  • Providing kids with protective eyewear and showing them the correct way to use it
  • Showing children how to properly carry sharp or pointed objects
  • Teaching children to avoid pointing flying toys at one another
  • Being cautious around fireworks and campfires

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