Staring at the sun can lead to solar retinopathy, which is an injury to the retina caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays. Some complications are short-lived, but others can be irreversible. The blinding sensation one feels when looking at the sun is an effective protection against this phenomenon, no animal has the idea of doing it anyway!
However, human beings, especially in their youth, have a natural tendency to defy prohibitions. That is why it is all the more important to protect our children’s eyes. Think about having them wear sunglasses or, if they wear ophthalmic glasses, you could opt for Transitions lenses.
Transitions lenses block the UVA and UVB rays that cause many eye problems. They are completely clear indoors and darken outdoors even on cloudy days. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that their eyes are protected at all times.
Ask our eye care professionals for more information.