UV rays can hit even the smallest target. Always protect your children's skin and eyes. Children's eyes are particularly vulnerable to the sun's UV rays. The harmful effects of the sun's UV rays start early and last forever. And because they'll receive the majority of their lifetime's sun exposure by the age of 18, it's important to pay extra attention to protecting their skin and eyes now.
In the last few years people have become much more aware that ultraviolet light from the sun can cause injury to the skin. Less well known is that those same ultraviolet rays can cause eye problems. Since ultraviolet rays are invisible, we aren't aware of them, and are unable to judge their intensity. Nonetheless, a lifetime exposure to sunlight can cause conjunctival, corneal, lens and retinal damage.
Special UV coating is available that completely blocks hazardous UV light. Polycarbonate, High Index and Transition lenses have built in UV protection.
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