Exposure to ultraviolet (UK) light has been linked to certain eye conditions including cataracts, and there may be a link between exposure to UK light and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you should protect your eyes from the sun.
Make sure that you and your children have good quality, dark sunglasses with 100% UV protection that carry the British Standard (BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013) or CE mark. This will ensure that the sunglasses offer a safe level of UV protection. You can also protect your eyes by making sure to wear a hat with a brim or a sun visor in bright sunlight.
Scientific studies have shown that children who spend time outdoors are less likely to be short-sighted, and some eye problems are linked to unhealthy lifestyles. So don’t stop your child exercising outdoors – just make sure their eyes are properly protected. We have a range of sunglasses which meet full protection standards for both adults and children and can be made with your prescription.
Our range of Maui Jim Sunglasses incorporate the latest PolarizedPlus2 technology which reduces the impact of the suns harsh glare, while offering relief from a number of long term health risks.