Every month, The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes an period of time involving eye health topics. This December AAO is promoting the purchase of safe toys for the holiday season. Take these safety tips into consideration while shopping for children.
Safety Tips to Follow
Analytics from the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated 251,700 toy related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in one year. With roughly every 1 in 10 children's eye injury within the ER being directly related to toys.
To help you combat these statistics, here are some safety tips to follow while you begin shopping for gifts this month:
- Avoid purchasing toys with sharp edges or parts.
- Accompanying certain gifts with appropriate protective eye ware.
- Purchase toys that are suited for the age of the receiver.
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Be Cautious while Shopping for a New EMR System
Treat your practice with the same precautions you would take for your child's well-being. Understanding what software system is right for your practice will help simplify your decision-making process by avoiding a system that may be harmful towards internal workflow, efficiency, and general productivity.
To help you evaluate potential Electronic Medical Record vendors, we have created the EMR Buyer's Guide which is packed with useful resources and tips to help you make the right partnership.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out! We would love to help in you find a system suited to your specific needs.
(1) Toy Safety Official Release
(2) American Academy of Ophthalmology