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October Is Halloween Safety Month!

October 1 2022
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Halloween is coming up fast, and we’re already getting excited about the spooky fun! But before you start buying your costume and collecting candy, make sure you’re prepared for some of the things that can go wrong on Halloween.

Read on as a Marysville, WA optometrist talks about this Halloween Safety Month and safety tips for trick-or-treating. 

What Is Halloween Safety Month?

Halloween Safety Month is a campaign to promote safety on Halloween and throughout the rest of the year. The campaign provides tips for parents, kids, and teachers on how to keep trick-or-treaters safe from accidents and injuries, while also promoting eye care safety for all children who may be wearing costumes or masks that could block their vision or cause eye damage if they’re not properly fitted.

The celebration includes a variety of events and activities that focus on keeping children safe during Halloween. These events range from special displays at firehouses to educational programs offered by schools and local police departments.

How Did Halloween Safety Month Get Started?

So how did this month-long event get started?

In 1981, the National SAFE KIDS Campaign began promoting the idea of a national holiday on October 31st to help encourage children to be safe around fire, poison, and other dangers. The goal was to create a fun, festive holiday that would encourage parents to talk with their kids about safety. Eventually, Halloween Safety Month was founded by the National Safety Council, worldwide, in 2001 to help prevent unintentional injury and death in children. 

Eye Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween is almost here, and it’s time to start thinking about eye safety!

This is a great time of year, but it can also be a bit dangerous if you’re not careful. There are a few things you can do to make sure you don’t run into any problems:

  • Don’t wear costumes that cover up your eyes. This includes masks and sunglasses, which should be discarded before entering the house.
  • Be wary of the decorations around your house. Try to avoid hanging things from the ceiling, since they can get caught on things like doorways or windows and pull them open. Also, avoid putting anything near windows that could fall out onto children below.
  • Be careful when opening doors and windows, especially if you have pets or small children running around outside with no supervision!
  • Watch out for loose wires on lights—they’re often hidden under carpets or rugs so they don’t get trampled on during Halloween festivities!

If you have more questions or wish to schedule an eye exam, feel free to call our Marysville, WA optometry office today!

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