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Why kids' glasses should offer the best UV protection

When it comes to letting the kids play outdoors, most parents know how important it is to wear sunscreen, but the effect that Ultraviolet Radiation can have on their eyes is often overlooked.

Spending time outside is an essential part of your child's development.  Apart from learning to appreciate nature, getting a little fresh air, and balancing screen-time with outdoor relaxation, being outside means your child will get much-needed physical exercise. Furthermore, it can help strengthen the immune system, promote healthy sleeping, and contribute to a more positive mood. Research also suggests that children who spend more time outdoors have a lower chance of developing short-sightedness.

As beneficial as time spent outside may be for your child, it's important to be aware of the hazards of too much sun exposure.  9597% of the Ultraviolet Radiation that reaches the earth's surface penetrates deeply into the skin, where it can contribute to skin cancer and accelerated skin ageing. Excessive sun exposure can also damage the eyes, leading to eye diseases over time.

As a parent, you obviously want what is best for your children, so protect their eyes with proper UV protection.

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