In a study co-authored by Australian ophthalmologist Dr Shanel Sharma, it was found that…..
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Why is this?
Why does this matter?
The effects of this eye damage might not be seen for years or even decades but UV exposure can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, pterygia, pingueculae and even cancer. The likely outcome for these conditions is medication, surgery and vision loss.
This research is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to eye damage from UV exposure. I encourage you to do your own research to find out how very important it is to protect your children's eyes from the sun.
Sources : SunSmart Victoria; The Vision Council, UV Protection Report, 2015; Optometry Australia, 2015; Prevent Blindness America, Children’s Eyes more susceptible to long-term damage from UV rays, April 2010, World Health Organisation