The sun is shining and the weather warming up, why should babies and kids wear sunglasses?
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), children’s eyes are more sensitive to UV absorption and up to 80 percent of a person's lifetime exposure to UV will occur before the age of 18.
Sun damage to the eye is linked to serious problems such as age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, as well as cataracts and pterygia.
Eyes are 10 times more sensitive to UV light than skin – and it’s kids who are most at risk, because younger eyes have larger pupils and clearer lenses, allowing up to 70 percent more UV light to reach the retinas than an adult’s eyes, says the UK charity Eyecare Trust and those with light-coloured eyes are particularly at risk because the less pigment in the iris means more sensitivity to UV.
In Australia the Cancer Council recommends we Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and NOW Slide on Sunglasses!
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