The problems with losing our natural protective mechanisms!

  Extensive work has been done in the Laser/Optical Radiation Program at the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine. Serious concerns were raised about the protective benefits of many sunglasses. Their research goes as far as raising the question: is wearing certain kinds of sunglasses more damaging...   Extensive work has been done in the Laser/Optical Radiation Program at the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine. Serious concerns were raised about the protective benefits of many sunglasses. Their research goes as far as raising the question: is wearing certain kinds of sunglasses more damaging...

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By Shanel Sharma

Dr Shanel Sharma was a co-investigator in a ground-breaking study which showed UV damage on kids eyes using UV fluorescence photography

Dr Shanel Sharma was a co-investigator in a ground-breaking study. Using UV fluorescence photography - an established method to demonstrate UV damage in the skin.  Of children aged 9-11 yrs 29% were identified as having early UV damage to their eyes, with many having more than one affected area. Ultraviolet... Dr Shanel Sharma was a co-investigator in a ground-breaking study. Using UV fluorescence photography - an established method to demonstrate UV damage in the skin.  Of children aged 9-11 yrs 29% were identified as having early UV damage to their eyes, with many having more than one affected area. Ultraviolet...

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By Shanel Sharma

The World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus has said that:

shielding children’s eyes from excessive ambient UV radiation in direct and reflected sunlight is extremely important

 

  World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Consensus Statement  Sunlight Exposure and Childrens’ Eyes Statement: While there are cultural and ethnic variances across different parts of the globe which must be respected, shielding children’s eyes from excessive ambient UV radiation in direct and reflected sunlight is extremely important -...   World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Consensus Statement  Sunlight Exposure and Childrens’ Eyes Statement: While there are cultural and ethnic variances across different parts of the globe which must be respected, shielding children’s eyes from excessive ambient UV radiation in direct and reflected sunlight is extremely important -...

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By Alina Zeldovich
Significant UV exposure damages kids eyes

The scientific evidence is out there. UV exposure contributes to eye diseases such as eyelid skin cancers, surfer’s eye (pterygium), cataracts and macular disease. At Beamers we believe that through knowledge and education we will be able to change our habits. Significant UV exposure and potential damage to eyes occurs... The scientific evidence is out there. UV exposure contributes to eye diseases such as eyelid skin cancers, surfer’s eye (pterygium), cataracts and macular disease. At Beamers we believe that through knowledge and education we will be able to change our habits. Significant UV exposure and potential damage to eyes occurs...

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By Shanel Sharma
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