Friends for Sight is committed to the health and safety of the people we serve, our volunteers and our staff by following all state, federal and CDC guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19.
We are currently providing curbside services for free vision screenings at our main office and vision clinics, as well as access to our exams and glasses program by appointment. Please call 801-524-2020 for an appointment.
Contact us for details, or fill out the Schedule Screening form.
Eye injuries in children related to toys can range from a mild corneal abrasion to much more serious injuries such as retinal tear and detachment. During Safe Toys and Gifts Month, Friends for Sight encourages parents to be aware of the potential dangers of toys given to their children.
The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) report presents the estimated emergency department-treated injuries associated with toys each calendar year. The most recent data was released in 2018.
In 2017, there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments. Forty-four percent of the injuries were to the head and face area.