Staff at Specsavers in Queensway are highlighting the importance of protecting children’s eyes from the summer sun by encouraging parents to take their kids for a sight test during the summer break. 

Summer sun protection

Hammayon Javed, store director at Specsavers Queensway, said: ‘More UV radiation is able to pass through a child’s retina due to the natural lens in their eyes being clearer than adults. Children are more likely to develop potentially sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, in later life, as a result of over-exposure to UV rays from a young age.

‘Our professional team is on hand to offer help and advice, and we have an extensive range of kids’ sunglasses on offer, including free trivex lenses, so I would urge all parents to think about bringing their kids into store at this vital stage in their development’.

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