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About sunglasses and eyes

This Idol Eyes Australia blog will specifically help you to save your children’s eyes with helpful information all about sunglasses and eyes.

All about sunglasses and eyes

Due to our 71 years experience in optics we know how truly important it is to protect the eyes from birth. Currently in Australia 1 in 7 adults over 50 years old have some form of blindness. Other countries have similar statistics. A high proportion of these are indeed from UV radiation related eye diseases like cataracts, pterygium, actinic & droplet keratites, pinguecula and macular degeneration. All totally preventable. And we will teach you how. So that your children don’t end up as one of these terrible statistics.

Please take notice

Have you ever taken notice of how much your baby hates the glare of the sun? Their eyes tightly closed. Their head turning from side to side, etc.

All about sunglasses and eyes. To help you to save your children's eyes.
All about sunglasses and eyes. To help you to save your children’s eyes.

Think of it like this. You have been in bed for a couple of hours in complete darkness. Then someone immediately wakes you and instantly turns on the lights. It definitely is bright. And it also takes a while for your eyes to adjust.

Your baby has been in complete darkness for around 9 months, during pregnancy. Then you take them into the sun without protection. As a result it is truly uncomfortable and extremely damaging to their eyes. The reason is babies do not have any chromophores (UV protective cells) that develop with age within the lens of their eyes like adults.

Chromophores, truly magic little cells

We know that chromophores cells within the eyes have the ability to absorb harmful UV rays. The problem is babies at birth have a limited number of these small protective cells. But they do grow quick and by the time most kids reach 5 years old they will have around 80% of the total number of these chromophores. The other 20% take some time to develop and most adult’s at 30 years of age will finally have the total amount.

Because babies and children lack these UV radiation protective cells we know that they receive 3 times more UV rays than adults. And by 20 years of age they will have received 80% of their life time exposure. So it is vitally important to protect the eyes of babies from birth to stop this accumulated exposure of harmful UV radiation.

You can find out how UV rays damage young eyes in our blog: How UV damages eyes

All about sunglasses and eyes

Protection is easy

It is extremely easy and very inexpensive to protect baby’s eyes with good quality sunglasses from birth. But be aware not all sunglasses are created equal. And some sunglasses are down-right dangerous for babies and kids. They can also cause more harm than good. You can read all about this in our blog: Sunglasses the good and the bad

If you are ready to buy the best baby or kids sunglasses that will truly save sight. Without a ridiculously high price, then take a look at our online shop.

Don’t miss the latest sunglasses “WARNINGS” on this page. They will save your child’s eyesight.

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