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POSTED ON August 18, 2011

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Back to school shopping typically includes pencils, paper, backpacks and glue.  But your Indiana eye doctor recommends you add sunglasses to your child’s shopping list. You probably lather your kid in sunscreen before they head outside, but you should also be concerned about protecting your youngster’s eyes.  Too much exposure to bright light can hinder their visual development into adulthood. Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates recommend that your child wears sunglasses that offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays.  If ...

Back to school shopping typically includes pencils, paper, backpacks and glue.  But your Indiana eye doctor recommends you add sunglasses to your child’s shopping list.

You probably lather your kid in sunscreen before they head outside, but you should also be concerned about protecting your youngster’s eyes.  Too much exposure to bright light can hinder their visual development into adulthood.

Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates recommend that your child wears sunglasses that offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays.  If you can’t get them to wear glasses at least make sure they have a wide-brimmed hat.

Extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays has been linked to eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration or other disorders that can cause temporary or permanent vision loss.  It’s best to find your child a pair of durable, polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UV rays.

Your child shouldn’t start the new school year without a routine eye exam.  Stop by one of Dr. Tavel’s 20 convenient Indiana locations for your child’s exam …and get some sunglasses, too!

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