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How to Keep Your Kids’ Eyes Healthy in the Summer

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Even after summer vacation has wound down, the summer sun is still shining. Kids are still spending plenty of after-school hours playing outdoors, biking and swimming at the pool or shore. While these activities are healthy and encouraged, bear in mind that time outdoors also exposes young eyes to UV rays.

What’s the problem with UV rays? Your Airdrie optometrist explains.

Sunglasses with UV-protection are a kid essential

If you’ve always seen children’s sunglasses as just a summer accessory, it’s time to change your perspective. The lens of a child’s eye is not the same as that of a mature adult. It allows up to 70% more UV rays to reach the retina than the lens of an adult eye! This may put kids at a higher risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases in the future, such as macular degeneration or cataracts.

When you visit our Airdrie, Alberta, eye doctor’s office, our staff can help you choose the best sunglasses and new glasses for your child, such as wraparound designs that give ultimate protection. We feature a trending selection of new eyeglasses and sunglasses to suit every sense of style, so your child will want to wear them!

Eyewear for outdoor sports

Along with blocking UV rays, kids who are very active and participate in sports should also protect their eyes against crashes and hits. Thousands of children suffer sports-related eye injuries and eye emergencies each year. When you purchase new glasses for children, ask about protective lenses with polycarbonate lenses and a strap to help keep new eyeglasses secure on your child’s face.

Looking for more kid-friendly tips from an optometrist near you? Visit our Airdrie, Alberta, eye care centre for a pediatric eye exam and to choose new eyeglasses and sunglasses for kids.

At Browz Eyeware, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 587-600-0644 or book an appointment online to see one of our Airdrie eye doctors.

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