CHILDREN MUST WEAR SUNGLASSES ANY TIME THEY ARE OUTSIDE!! This is a very important habit Edge Optics would like to teach our patients. Sunglasses are now fully recommended by all medical professionals for children. Luckily, shades for babes has been a growing trend because of cute, fashionable styles available to kids! In reality it is a necessity for preventing cancer, sunburns on the eyes, an increased prescription, cataracts and much more!! Pretty soon, sunglasses for children will be as common as sunscreen on their skin. Every year we learn more about the harmful effects of the sun on our eyes. Children, especially, have very sensitive eyes. UVR exposure causes 90 percent of all skin cancers. In addition, retinal exposure to UVR is associated with cataracts and macular degeneration, both causes of vision impairment. UVR damage builds over time, so the sooner you start protecting your children’s eyes from the sun, the lower their risk will be of ever developing future eye problems.

They need your help, parents! Please teach your kids from a young age to wear sunglasses.