During National Eye Health Week 2020, I would like to focus today on kids and how you can prevent them from having eye damage that could lead to vision loss when they are older.
Now I know, it is hard to think of that young wild child of yours ever growing up, raising a family, growing grey. But it will happen. And you can do things now to ensure their vision stay at it most healthy reducing your child's risk of eye disease.
The easiest way is to protect them from UV damage to their eyes. Most of our UV damage happens before we ever turn 18! Not all kids sunnies are created equal, so make sure they have proper UV protection. You may see something like UVA/UVB, UV400 or the CE mark. These all indicate great UV coverage not just a dark lens.
Want to do a fun activity?
Download it and have your talented kid create their own sunnies! Then head over to our Facebook Competition and post a photo of it.
After all, they only have one pair, so take good care of their eyes!
Dr Valarie Jerome
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