Young eyes allow in more damaging UV rays and harmful blue light because the crystalline lenses of young children have not developed into filters. Studies reveal that UV exposure in childhood results in a higher incidence of cataracts and other problems in adulthood. Long-term exposure to harmful blue light has been linked to increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. (Sparrow 2000, Arnault 2013)
Many parents find that it can be difficult to ensure that their child is wearing protective eyewear, especially in situations when they may not be present, like walking to or from school and during recess. Transitions® lenses can help. They block 100% of UV rays, and reduce glare and exposure to harmful blue light. And they're available in the sturdy, lightweight, shatter- and impact resistant materials that are best for children.
*Sparrow 2000, Arnault 2013
**Transitions® lenses block 100% UVA and UVB and meet all internationally recognized standards for UV blockage as calculated using ANSI Z80.3, ISO 8980-3, EN 1836 and AS/NZS 1067.