- Adherence to Sunsmart
- Short term – Comfort
- Long term – Reducing the potential for cataracts, pterygium, macular degeneration and skin cancer of the eyelid.
Sunsmart recommend that to protect ourselves from the sun’s harsh UV radiation we should Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap. However, the missing component for most children is the wrapping on of a pair of sunglasses.
The World Health Organisation state that the chronic effects of the sun’s UV radiation on eyes include cataracts, pterygium, squamous cell carcinoma and macular degeneration. However, we can prevent this damage.
Research shows that most people know that the sun’s UV rays cause skin cancer. However only seven per cent of people associate UV with eye problems. Hence the need for education amongst our children.