Regal Medical Group and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge the public to shop with an eye on safety
NORTHRIDGE, CA (December 3, 2018)– With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Regal Medical Group joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology to remind the public of important safety guidelines when choosing gifts for little ones in their lives. Recent studies have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood eye injuries, including air guns and other toys that shoot projectiles, high-powered lasers, and sports equipment. Regal and The Academy encourage parents to follow these tips when gifting toys to children this holiday season.
“When the spirit of the holidays is in full swing, we can forget how easily kids can get injured when playing with certain toys,” says Jane C. Edmond, M.D., a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “We hope people will take steps to shop and play responsibly this year. Following these tips can help make sure our little ones have healthy vision for many holiday seasons to come.”
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, they set the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for their patients and the public, and ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. For more information, visit aao.org.
About Regal Medical Group
Regal Medical Group is an affiliate of Heritage Provider Network (HPN), which serves as a trusted healthcare network for more than 550,000 Southern California members. As the largest doctor-owned medical group in Southern California, HPN and its affiliates are dedicated to quality, affordable healthcare. For more information, please visit regalmed.com.