Selecting the correct optometrists to care for your child’s eyes doesn’t have to be another worry to add to your parenting list. We understand that it can be difficult for parents to find the level of expertise that they require, especially where children are concerned.
Caring for your children’s eyes
Our eyes are also vulnerable to damage from the sun and children’s eyes are the most vulnerable of all.
What are the effects of UV damage to a child’s eyes?
In the short term, children who have been exposed to UV light for long periods e.g.: skiing, outdoor swimming pool or at the beach, can develop photokeratitis; this is sunburn of the eye and causes red, sore, gritty eyes which are watery and light sensitive. Photokeratitis is very uncomfortable but after a day or so will resolve, once the child is kept out of the sun. In the long term, continued over exposure to UV light can lead to eye problems in adulthood including;
How to play safe in the sun:
This is not saying keep you children out of the sun; sunshine and outdoor activities are vitally important to a child’s normal development. Following safety tips and leading by example means that your child can enjoy plenty of holiday sun and even the odd bit of Irish sun when we get it;
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