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Six Eye-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Eye-friendly Gift IdeasAre you drawing a blank when it comes to the perfect gift for someone on your holiday gift list? Not to worry — the staff at Laser Eye Center in Los Angeles is here to help. Here, we share six gift ideas that are both fun and eye-friendly.

1.   Eye-Friendly Toys

Perfect for: children of any age

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, one in every 10 children’s eye injuries are toy-related. To protect children from potentially vision-threatening injuries, keep them away from dangerous toys such as swords, airsoft guns and BB guns. Instead, opt for eye-friendly toys. What is an eye-friendly toy, you may ask? Think any toy that does not have any sharp or projectile parts. It’s also important to make sure that all toys are age-appropriate. Be sure to check that your toy has a label that states the product complies with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

2.   New Frames

Perfect for: anyone who wears glasses

Glasses are more than just a means of seeing clearly, they can also make a fashion statement. So why not give someone a new and fashionable pair of frames? There are a myriad of frame shapes, sizes and colors from which to choose. Are you unsure of what kind to buy for someone? Let them do the choosing by purchasing a gift certificate.

3.   Sunglasses

Perfect for: everyone

Sunglasses are not only fashionable but also necessary — no matter what the weather outside is like. Unbeknownst to some, our eyes are still susceptible to UV damage during cloudy winter weather. Anyone can benefit from a pair of sunglasses; just make sure to choose a pair that offers 100 percent UV protection.

4.   Makeup/Brush Set

Perfect for: beauty lovers

Because of the bacteria that can accumulate on them, makeup and brushes should be replaced every three months or so. This makes a makeup and/or brush set a gift any beauty aficionado can appreciate. There are plenty of makeup brushes and makeup sets on sale during the holiday season. Or, consider creating your own eye-friendly gift set by including high-quality eyeliner, mascara, eye shadows, brushes and eye makeup remover.

5.   Tablet or E-reader

Perfect for: techies, book lovers, individuals with low vision

According to one study, tablets and e-readers can help individuals with low vision read better. Low vision is the loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks like reading, writing and watching television difficult. E-readers and tablets offer several features that make reading easier such as text enlargement, lighting and voice interface. There are several e-readers and tablets on sale during the holiday season, including Apple iPads, Amazon Kindles and Fire tablets.

6.   All Laser LASIK Surgery

Perfect for: individuals who depend on glasses or contacts

What better gift for someone with blurry vision than All Laser LASIK surgery? All Laser LASIK is a quick and effective laser vision correction procedure that reshapes the eye’s cornea to help allow light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision. All Laser LASIK has a high success rate and improves vision within days after treatment. If someone you love has voiced their frustrations about contacts or glasses, you can help them achieve better eyesight with All Laser LASIK.

Keep in mind that not everyone is a suitable candidate for All Laser LASIK. Ideal candidates should be over age 18, not pregnant, have good eye health and have blurry vision due to a refractive error (e.g., nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism). The gift of All Laser LASIK is perfect for individuals who have already verified their candidacy through a All Laser LASIK consultation and have decided to undergo the procedure.

To learn more about All Laser LASIK eye surgery or to schedule a FREE consultation, please call Laser Eye Center at (800) 80-LASER (52737).