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Remember eye safety when playing with projectile toys

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, projectile toys such as a Nerf gun may be a requested present. These toys are a popular toy choice for all ages, especially children.One rising concern among pediatric ophthalmologists and other medical professionals is eye safety in children surrounding these toys. A recent report, conducted by physicians at a British hospital, warns of potential eye danger from these toys. It is crucial for parents to be aware of proper eye safety, as projectile toy...

Oak Hill Academy will go on road to try to win district title

WEST POINT -- Chris Craven is old school.   If football coaches still watched game film or used videotapes to watch highlights of games, Craven likely would wear out the rewind switch on the projector or the back button on his remote. These days, Craven usually spends his spare time parked in front of a computer with his fingers peppering the back space button and the mouse to review games that have been posted to Hudl, a program that allows coaches to review and analyze games. ...

Protective Eyewear Urged for Young Athletes

March 2, 2004 -- New recommendations call for all young athletes to protect their eyes when playing sports, and that doesn't mean merely slapping on a pair of sunglasses.Researchers say more than 42,000 sports and recreation-related eye injuries were reported in 2000. Of those injuries, 72% occurred among individuals under age 25 and 43% occurred in children under 15.The new policy, released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, strongly...