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Summer Eye Safety

What are you doing now that school is out? For parents, that means a lot of pool time and activities to keep their kids occupied. Texas summer heat can be great for pool time but can be extremely harmful without proper precautions. Parents know to protect against UV rays damage to skin by applying sunblock but what about eye protection? Short term UV exposure can cause photokeratitis, a "sunburn of the front surface of the eye," that can be painful. Long term UV exposure can lead to risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration later in life.

We recommend quality sunglasses that offer UV protection and a hat with a wide brim. Sunglasses should:

1. Block out 99-100% both UV-A and UV-B radiation

2. Screen out 75 to 90% of visible light

3. Polycarbonate or Trivex material for impact resistance especially for outdoor sports or activities

3. Be free of distortions and imperfections


WE hope this helps when you're having fun in the sun.

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