– Sponsored Information – Parents are well aware of the damaging effects that ultraviolet radiation (UVR), can have on our skin. That is why they routinely apply sunscreen to their kids in the summer. Protecting their children’s eyes is something that many parents forget to do.

Vision-care experts say children get three times the UV exposure of adults each year than adults. Yet, less than 30% of parents are protecting their children’s eyes with ultraviolet protection. sunglasses.

Children and adolescents are at greatest risk from the sun’s rays. Because their ocular lense aren’t mature enough, they aren’t able to filter ultraviolet light as effectively as adults. This causes damage to the retina.

“Everyone buys into what happens to your skin when it comes to sun damage, but many parents are really surprised to learn about the cumulative UV damage to the eyes,”Dawn Hartman is an optometrist with Columbus Ophthalmology Associates, Columbus, Ohio. She spoke to The Wall Street Journal during an interview.

As parents are more aware of the importance of protecting their skin from the sun, the right sunglasses can help.

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“We created Babiators because we know that habits form at a young age and we wanted to promote a healthy habit of wearing sunglasses to help protect children’s eyes,”Carolyn Guard, cofounder of Babiators, spoke to The Optician in an exclusive interview. “Not only do these glasses shield little ones from UV rays, they are also fun, unique and vibrantly colored so that children love wearing them and parents can rest at ease knowing they are doing their part to promote healthy vision.”

Experts state that UV rays can cause eye damage at any time, but the risk is highest between 8 a.m.-10 a.m.; and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Because the angles of the sun are different, the amount of UV rays reaching the eyes during these times is almost twice that than during the day.

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