About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Parents Fail to Protect Their Child's Eyesight in the Sun

by Savitha C Muppala on August 19, 2009 at 8:34 PM
Font : A-A+

 Parents Fail to Protect Their Child's Eyesight in the Sun

It appears that parents have thrown caution to the winds with regard to offering adequate protection against the sun for their kids with 3 out of 4 parents in this category.

Sunglasses with UV protection are a must for youngsters when they are in the sun but 76% of parents agreed that their children do not wear sunglasses.

Advertisement

Though most parents employ sun creams to protect their children from the sun, nearly 29
% of parents never invested in sunglasses for their children.

Even if they did buy, most of them compromised on the brand, going for cheaper brands which may not offer the necessary protection.

 Children with light coloured eyes especially those with blue eyes must always wear sun glasses when they are out in the sun, the experts advised.   Sunlight can be harmful for the retina and the eye lens, causing irreparable damage. Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration is fallout of abnormal exposure to the sun.
Advertisement

If children keep fidgeting with their sunglasses, sun hats may be the need of the hour to offer adequate protection. 

Dr Susan Blakeney, optometric adviser at The College of Optometrists, said: "I am shocked to see that so many parents aren't ensuring that their child's eyes are protected in the sun, and am equally astounded to see that of those who do, many are opting for 'cheap and cheerful' over quality. Sunglasses don't need to be expensive to offer good protection but it is important for parents to check that the pair they buy carry a CE Mark"



Source: Medindia
SAV
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Vaccination  And Counter  Measures Against  Monkeypox
Indian Railways Special Concession on Health Grounds
COVID Toes
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Christianson Syndrome 

Most Popular on Medindia

Daily Calorie Requirements Sanatogen Indian Medical Journals Accident and Trauma Care Color Blindness Calculator Post-Nasal Drip Find a Doctor The Essence of Yoga Find a Hospital Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use