Eye Protection

Eye Protection

Why protect our children’s eyes?

Sunglasses

Children are, in general, more exposed to sunlight, due to their active daily lifestyle. Young children’s eyes are still developing and as is their retinas. As a result, children are way more subject to the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.

May it be at school or at home, children usually spend more time outdoors than their elders. Consequently, they have an average annual UV exposure 3 times higher than the one from the adults. Their crystalline lenses have a capacity to filter UV radiation far less important than the adults’ one, resulting in a greater risk of internal eye damages. In addition, due to their larger pupils, they daily receive more UVA and UVB lights.

According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), up to 80% of a person’s lifetime exposure to sunlight and UV radiation happens while young (under the age of 18).

Unfortunately, still nowadays, more than 70% of children do not wear sunglasses daily.

In addition, even though adults have crystalline lenses stronger than children, the risks for cataract damages, and eye damages in general, are still high.

 

 

 

Blue Light

In 2017, children of 8 and under spent on average 2:30 hours on screens, daily. It occurs usually mainly because of television. But, with the rise of electronic devices and new technologies, it has become easier for children, even young ones, to access screens.

Computers, tablets, TV or smartphones, those are the new toys of the young generations. But, those new technologies, using LEDs, emit harmful Blue (or Violet) light. This causes eyestrain, headaches and overall fatigue, that could disrupt a child’s life.

As for adults, the risk is even higher! May it be at work, at home, in the subway or on the streets, we are always at least on our phones, if not on TV or computers. On average, adults spend at least 10 hours on a screen, studies claim. If the damages are important to children, they are even more for adults.

 

Night Driving Glasses

It is well-known that, during the night, a driver’s vision is reduced. The lights are too bright and the shadows too dark. Her or his color recognition and peripheral vision can be easily compromised.

Moreover, the glare of headlights from an oncoming vehicle, from a street light or a house can temporarily blind a driver. Thanks to Night Driving glasses, the light transmission is increased, and the glares and UV light intakes are reduced, increasing a driver’s ability to drive in the dark