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Does a glowing toy cause harm to children's eyes?

20 Nov 2019 -

    What issues do you need to pay attention to when purchasing toys for children? How to buy children's luminous toys?

At present, some children's early education machines, children's educational toys, etc., can not only tell stories, but also sing, and also have flashing colored lights, which are loved by parents and children. However, many parents worry that the flash toy will damage the child's eyes.

    Nowadays, many children play flashing children's tablets or mobile phones and early education machines for a long time, causing redness in the eyes.

Nowadays, there are more and more early education machines and educational toys on the market, which are colorful and different in shape. Is the flash toy really harmful to children's eyes?

    Let's listen to what the doctor says!

Doctor advice

Try to avoid buying flash toys?

Li Na, director of the Department of Ophthalmology, Kunming Maternal and Child Health Hospital, said: "The light of the flash toy at night is strong, and it will damage the child's eyes. If you stare at it for a long time, it will cause damage to the child's retina and cornea. Parents are discovering that the child's eyes are being After the injury, you should seek medical advice promptly."

"At present, the hospital has not received any children who have damaged their eyes due to playing with flash toys, but it does not mean that the flash toy will not cause harm to children's eyes."

    Xiao Yishuang, MD, attending physician of Kunming Children's Hospital, suggested that parents should try to avoid buying children's toys that would flash or turn off the lights of toys. "With laser toys, parents can't buy them. Some children have laser damage on their toys, and the eyes are damaged by the laser, causing macular damage on the retina. This is a permanent injury and difficult to repair. Among the patients I received, A little boy was blinded by the laser on the toy gun. Within a few seconds, the boys vision dropped dramatically."

    Doctors reminded that in life, the risk factors that may cause visual impairment in infants and young children include the dazzling glass curtain wall of the daytime building, the neon lights flashing at night, the luxurious lighting in the interior, and the flash of the camera. The screen brightness of computers, TVs, and mobile phones should be lowered, and toys with light stimulation should not be played for the baby for a long time. Especially for babies within 6 months, it is best not to watch TV or mobile phone screens; for children of two or three years old, playing high-brightness electronic products such as iPad, smart phone or computer TV, it is best not to exceed 15 minutes at a time.

    After reading the advice of the above doctors, do we have a new understanding of flash toys?

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