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Protect children's eyes from UV

8th August 2007

The Eyecare Trust has warned parents of the need to protect their children’s eyes from the sun.

The sight charity says that exposure could leave children at risk of permanent damage. It points out that the human eye is 10 times more sensitive to UV light than skin and children’s retinas receive 70% more UV light than adults’ because they have clearer lenses.

The charity is urging parents to ensure that children’s sunglasses carry the European Standard CE mark or the British Standard BSEN 1836:1997, which show that the sunglasses offer a safe level of UV protection.


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Article Information

Title: Protect children's eyes from UV
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3676
Date Added: 8th Aug 2007



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