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Protecting Your Child’s Eyes

What Every Parent Should Know about Protecting Your Child’s Eyes from the Sun

An Eye Opener: Overexposure to UV Rays Can Lead to Eye Diseases From the American Optometric Association, May 2010.

Should my children wear sunglasses when they are at the beach or playing outside?

Yes! UV rays are as damaging to your child’s eyes as they are to his/her skin. Children have larger pupils and clearer lenses, so when spending time outdoors, a child will receive 3X’s the UV ray exposure as an adult. Proper sunglasses 300 tscframes5are sunscreen for the eyes!

UV radiation may cause long term damage to your child’s eyes and may lead to serious eye conditions later in life. Since UV radiation has been linked to the following eye diseases, protecting your child’s eyes now is the best way to protect their vision as an adult. Some of the eye conditions that are associated with exposure to UV radiation include:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Dermatochalasis (upper eye lid droop)
  • Pterygium (growth on the conjunctiva caused by sunlight)
  • Corneal cancer
  • Choroidal melanoma
  • Early presbyopia

Many people are surprised to learn that they can purchase high quality sunglasses for their children at very affordable prices at The Solution Center. We also carry straps and elastic bands for children’s sunglasses.

Important Notice

March 18th, 2020

Professional VisionCare and The Solution Center realize that COVID-19 is impacting all of our lives.  Please know that we stand with you, your families and our entire community during this difficult time.

Safety is our primary concern, safety for you, your loved ones, our team and our community.  To ensure the highest level of safety we are following a directive by the CDC which we received last evening to postpone all non-essential vision care, this means, all routine eye examinations will be postponed until after the virus has been contained. We will be available to see anyone that has an eye emergency.  If you have an eye problem, we will assess your individual concern and speak with you personally to determine the appropriate care.

If you have an appointment scheduled with us, you will be contacted by phone.  If we are unable to reach you by phone, we will send an email and a text.  We will first be calling patients who are scheduled in the next 2 weeks and continue to reach out to all patients as the landscape changes.

We genuinely care for all of you and all that we serve alongside. We will always do what is in the best interest of our patients and our team.  We will keep you informed as changes occur or as we have news to share.  Please be safe and take all necessary precautions, we are in this together and we will make it through.

Blessings to all of you,

The Doctors and Staff at Professional VisionCare