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How does Ultraviolet Light affect a child’s eyes?2 main types of Ultraviolet (UV) Light:    UVA - is visible and causes tanning and contributes to aging.    UVB - is invisible and causes sunburn and skin cancer. UVB is more damaging.♣    80% of a lifetime sun exposure is obtained before age 18.♣    Children from the ages of birth to adolescence are at greatest risk to accrue eye damage from ultraviolet light.♣    Immediately after birth, nearly all UV Light is transmitted through the lens to the retina of the infant’s eye because an infant’s lenses have not begun the critical development necessary to...

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Join the Movement Celebrate Sunnies & Share the Message of UV Protection with National Sunglasses Day Brought to you by The Vision Council, National Sunglasses Day is a commemorative date held annually on June 27 celebrating the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays. Get Involved In Preparation for National Sunglasses Day 2018! Consumers – Practice sun-safe behavior by wearing your sunglasses throughout the year, as the sun’s UV rays are always at play. And by National Sunglasses Day, wearing them will be a regular habit. On June 27, don’t forget to...

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Myth #1: All sunglasses have UVA and UVB protectionDespite the health risks of UV exposure, not all sunglasses have UV protection. Since UV protection is crucial to shielding eyes from damaging radiation, it is imperative to look for a label, sticker or tag indicating UV protection before purchasing a pair of sunglasses. Myth #2: Sunglasses with UV protection are expensiveYou do not have to pay a premium to get proper UV protection. UV protection should always be provided, regardless of price or retail location. Where price may play a factor is in sunglass frames, lens quality and/or a specific lens...

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