The Better Vision Institute offers its "Top 10 Gifts List" to better say "Eye love you" for the holidays:
1. For newborns, a high-contrast mobile can encourage focusing, scanning, tracking and orienting.
2. For all infants, a sun hat to protect their eyes from UV rays.
3. Children may benefit from games that use visual similarities and differences, such as dominoes (ages 4 and older), "Candyland" (3 to 6), "Cootie" (3 and older) and "Perfection" (5 and older).
4. To encourage eye-hand coordination, try puzzles (4 and older), "Twister" (6 and older) and "Pick-Up-Stix" (7 and older).
5. For skiers and surfers, UV-protection sunglasses.
6. For athletes, sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses, which are shatter- and scratch-resistant and offer UV protection.
7. Computer screen filters reduce glare and minimize eye strain and fatigue.
8. Eye masks may have been a prop for film stars, but they have real value to tired and puffy eyes.