Navigation Links
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage
Date:5/15/2010

Youngsters are especially vulnerable to harmful rays, experts warn

SATURDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- With May designated as UV awareness month, experts are calling on parents to pay special heed to the safety of their children's eyes this summer.

Although eye protection is a concern for people of all ages, Prevent Blindness America, the nation's oldest eye health and safety organization, warns that children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) damage that can accompany sun exposure.

For one, children generally spend more time in the sun, the group noted. In addition, the organization highlights the American Optometric Association's cautionary finding that the lenses of young eyes are more transparent than that of adults, risking retinal exposure to a greater degree of short wavelength light.

"We need to remember to protect our eyes from UV every day of the year," Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America, said in a news release. "UV rays reflecting off the water, sand, pavement and even snow are extremely dangerous. We can encourage our children to wear the proper eye protection by leading by example."

UV exposure has been linked to the onset of cataracts, macular degeneration and a wide array of eye health issues, the experts noted.

Prevent Blindness America advises that everyone who goes out in the sun should wear sunglasses that block out 99 percent to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation -- noting that sunglasses without such protection can actually cause the pupils to dilate, thereby doing more harm than good.

A wide-brimmed hat or cap also offers some measure of eye protection, the group suggested.

With specific respect to children, Prevent Blindness America further encourages parents to ensure that sunglasses fit their child's face properly and shields the sun's rays from all directions. The group poin
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Guard RFID Solutions Inc. and VT Milcom Enter into Distribution Agreement
2. Nuclear Power Plant Improves Site Security with Blast Resistant Guard Booth
3. Rainbow Light Introduces EcoGuard Sustainable Packaging
4. Guardian Launches Campaign to Bolster Use of Web Capabilities to Advance Green Initiatives and Enhance Service
5. Gene Variant Seems to Guard Against Asthma, COPD
6. Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
7. COBRAGuard Offers Free Action Plan Webinar to Assist Employers with COBRA Subsidy Extension
8. Vitamin D Plus Calcium Guards Against Fractures
9. U.S. National Guard Connects Nationwide with Desktop Alert's Command and Control Mass Notification Systems and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
10. Guardian Brings Income Protection to New Level with Student Loan Protection Program
11. Guardian Offers Critical Illness Insurance Advice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... SAN FRANCISCO Aug. 21, 2014 Researchers in ... for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a ... to a study published online today in ... of Ophthalmology. Using a single test, doctors were ... based on their mutations reducing the time and money ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... The report "Industrial Flue Gas Treatment ... (FGD, DeNOx, Particulate Control, Mercury Control) by Application ... Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" ... treatment systems & services market with analysis and ... of value. The industrial flue gas treatment systems ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Revista, ... organizations to obtain industry-focused data, is “on a ... real estate data on the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and ... – the first widely available, comprehensive medical ... total number of searchable properties, including existing and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... of U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in ... same time period, the number of teens using indoor tanning ... sunscreen increase the risk of skin cancers, including deadly melanomas, ... the overall percentage of teens who reported wearing sunscreen, from ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... MA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... medication adherence, is launching a new suite of ... patient-centric offerings assist retail pharmacy by applying proven ... drug classes, resulting in increased medication adherence, higher ... As such, Pleio’s PDC-targeted offerings align retail’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New DNA test for diagnosing diseases linked to childhood blindness 2Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems Market Estimated to Worth $59, 546.7 Million by 2019 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 2Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 3Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 4Health News:Revista Medical Property Data Now Available for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest Regions 5Health News:Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds 2Health News:Pleio, Inc. Expands Adherence Offerings For Retail Pharmacy 2
... , ... Feb. 11 getSTDtested.com, a physician ... "Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye" to encourage young women to take action to prevent ... and readily cured with antibiotic treatment.  The campaign to " Kiss Chlamydia ...
... , OMAHA, Neb. , Feb. 11 ... dental technology developed to improve human dental health for two ... Cleaning Paste and the Petrodex® Tooth-Hugger Toothbrush. The Petrodex Tooth-Hugger ... Petrodex Ultra Advanced Veterinary Cleaning Paste will be available in ...
... , CINCINNATI , Feb. 11 Kendle (Nasdaq: ... announced the Company has been named to Training magazine,s ... are "unsurpassed in harnessing human capital."  Kendle was ranked # 114 ... to be honored in 2010. , "Kendle,s recognition among the Training ...
... , NEW YORK , Feb. 11 ... Security Administration for including early-onset Alzheimer,s disease among the medical ... rather than have individuals go through what could be a ... Alzheimer,s disease," said Eric J. Hall , AFA,s president ...
... a growing trend by the hospital industry to exploit the ... the patient,s expense , BOSTON , ... Center,s East Newton Campus and Tufts Medical Center, who are ... step today of conducting joint informational picketing outside their respective ...
... Feb. 11 The Learning Lab of Brentwood ... Socially , on Thursday February 18 from 12:00-1:30 ... It is the latest in a series of seminars, sponsored by ... and counselors, therapists, and anyone who deals with children or young ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:College Age Females Can 'Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye' for Valentine's Day 2Health News:College Age Females Can 'Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye' for Valentine's Day 3Health News:College Age Females Can 'Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye' for Valentine's Day 4Health News:College Age Females Can 'Kiss Chlamydia Goodbye' for Valentine's Day 5Health News:Human Dental Technology Leads to Breakthroughs for Pet Dental Health at Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. 2Health News:Human Dental Technology Leads to Breakthroughs for Pet Dental Health at Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. 3Health News:Kendle Named to 'Training Top 125' 2Health News:Kendle Named to 'Training Top 125' 3Health News:Alzheimer's Foundation of America Applauds Social Security for Speeding Disability Benefits for Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease 2Health News:Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center Nurses Hold a Joint Informational Picket to Protest Unsafe Staffing and Practice Conditions 2Health News:Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center Nurses Hold a Joint Informational Picket to Protest Unsafe Staffing and Practice Conditions 3Health News:Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center Nurses Hold a Joint Informational Picket to Protest Unsafe Staffing and Practice Conditions 4Health News:Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center Nurses Hold a Joint Informational Picket to Protest Unsafe Staffing and Practice Conditions 5Health News:Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center Nurses Hold a Joint Informational Picket to Protest Unsafe Staffing and Practice Conditions 6Health News:Learning Lab of Brentwood Leads Free ADHD Seminar 2Health News:Learning Lab of Brentwood Leads Free ADHD Seminar 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014  The National Association of Drug ... achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system ... Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful PSE sales ... offenders and make arrests. Data released by NPLEx ... blocked the sale of more than 32,105 ...
(Date:8/20/2014)...  The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators ... the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in Michigan. The ... (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps ... make arrests. Data released by NPLEx shows electronic ... the sale of more than 32,890 boxes of medicine ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... research report is available in its catalogue: ... in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to ... Synopsis The report provides in ... the French personal accident and health insurance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Indiana's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2Michigan's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth 2Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 2Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 3Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 4Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 5Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 7Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 8Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 9Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 10Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 11Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 12Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 13Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 14Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 15Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 16Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 17Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 18Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 19Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 20Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 21Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 22Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018 23
... MASI ) announced today that it will release fourth ... 31, 2011, after the market closes on February 14, 2012. The ... PT (4:30 p.m. ET) and will be hosted by Joe Kiani, ... Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. A live webcast ...
... BEACH, Fla., Jan. 26, 2012 China Nuvo Solar ... name change to SurgLine International, Inc. has been completed ... under the new OTC ticker symbol: SGLN, effective tomorrow, ... owned operating subsidiary of SGLN. Thomas Toland, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Masimo to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on February 14, 2012 2Masimo to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results After Market Close on February 14, 2012 3China Nuvo Solar Energy, Inc. Completes Name Change to SurgLine International, Inc. 2
10 plate suitable for children and the illiterate....
Accepted by leading authorities as a simple and accurate method for discovering congenital color blindness of two type total color blindness and red/green blindness. This book is used for children an...
Stainless steel disposable retinal MVR blade, 10 pcs / box....
Lens Plus Daily Cleaner is the preservative-free daily cleaner for soft contact lenses....
Medicine Products: