BB guns, paintball, and other guns cause more kids eye injuries

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Children's eye injuries on the rise - Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5pm on January 8, 2018. (WPVI)

Pediatricians warn about dangers of paintball, BB guns
Almost everyone remembers the scenes in the movie "A Christmas Story," when Ralphy asks for a B-B gun, and pretty much everyone, including Santa says "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"

Now a new report is backing that up.

Eye injuries related to B-B, pellet, and paintball guns are up 169-percent over the past two decades.

Eye injuries from these activities are much more likely to land kids in the hospital than other sports-related eye injuries.

Keep in mind, in paintball, kids are aiming at each other.

Ninety-percent of the injuries can be prevented if the right safety gear is used.

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