Importance of UV Protection in Children's Eyeglasses & Sunglasses

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Importance of UV Protection For Children's Eyes


The importance of kids glasses and sunglasses with 100% UV protection

Sun safety for kids: Children need to take extra care to wear UV protection eyeglasses & sunglasses as they can't filter UV light as effectively as adults.


"Children are more at risk for retinal damage from UV rays because their pupils are larger and the lens inside the eye is clearer, which enables more absorption of UV radiation into the eye."
Source : Essilor of America



What are the Differences between UVA VS UVB?

UVA Rays account for 95% of UV radiation & penetrate through the cornea UVA to the retina.

UVB Rays penetrate the ozone layer just enough to be absorbed by the cornea & lens.


WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

SIMILAR TO AN EGG WHITE WHEN YOU ADD HEAT, LENS PROTEINS TURN WHITE WITH CHRONIC UV EXPOSURE.


"UV light causes oxidation of vitamin C in the lens, and the products of that oxidation chemically react with lens proteins to cause cataracts"

Source : Ram Nagaraj, Journal of Biological Chemistry


DID YOU KNOW?

Cells in the inner portion of the crystalline lens of our eyes are some of the only cells in your body that last a lifetime! The same cells that develop in the womb will still be in your eye when you are 95!

Similar to an onion, the lens of our eye adds layers of new cells, but the older cells still remain ... That is why it is essential to protect them!


"Years of overexposure can lead to cancer of the eye or eyelid. It has also been linked to an increased risk later in life for cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye, and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in adults. About half of Americans have lighter colored eyes that make them more susceptible to UV-related damage." 
Source : The Wall Street Journal, Eye Protection From the Sun Especially Important for Kids


WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN'S EYES?

"Vision experts recommend kids eyeglasses & kids sunglasses that block close to 100% of the entire UV spectrum, including UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the eye, and UVB rays, which are mostly absorbed by the cornea and lens."

Source : The Wall Street Journal, Eye Protection From the


Sun Protection is especially important for Kids Eyes


WARNING : NOT ALL KIDS GLASSES ARE CREATED EQUAL.

Make sure to verify the UV protection level on cheap kids sunglasses! Sunglasses without proper UV protection can actually be MORE harmful to children's eyes, as the tint causes the pupil to dilate more which in turn allows more UV rays to enter the eye!


TIP : BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL DURING TIMES OF DAY WHERE UV EXPOSURE IS HIGHEST

"While the skin's risk for sunburn is greatest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the risk is greatest to children's eyes is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. At those times, UV rays come from different angles and eyes receive nearly double the amount of UV than during midday hours."

Source : The Wall Street Journal, Eye Protection From the Sun Especially Important for Kids


DID YOU KNOW?

All Jonas Paul Eyewear Kids Glasses & Sunglasses come with 100% UV protection!

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