80% of learning in primary school
is VISUALLY based

UV radiation damages your eyes

Most schools have a no hat, no play policy – but NO sunglasses policy!

Yet sunglasses are just as important to provide protection for young eyes from the sun.  In fact, the eyes are 10x more sensitive to UV than skin.

That’s why See Optometry partnered with Rotary Victor Harbor to create a community public health program called Sunnies for Schools.

The program aims to protect children in the Fleurieu from the harmful effects of UV radiation by eliminating the major barriers that stop children from being protected.

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80% of learning in primary school
is VISUALLY based

UV radiation damages your eyes

Most schools have a no hat, no play policy – but NO sunglasses policy!

Yet sunglasses are just as important to provide protection for young eyes from the sun.  In fact, the eyes are 10x more sensitive to UV than skin.

That’s why See Optometry partnered with Rotary Victor Harbor to create the Sunnies for Schools community public health program.

The program aims to protect children in the Fleurieu from the harmful effects of UV radiation by eliminating the major barriers that stop children from being protected.

sunny girl

Irreversible damage

Most people are not aware of how important it is to protect children’s eyes from harmful UV radiation.

Most schools have a no hat, no play policy – but no sunglasses policy. Yet sunglasses are just as important to provide protection for young eyes from the sun.

According to the World Health Organisation, around 80% of your lifetime exposure to UV is received before you are 18. UV radiation causes irreversible damage to the eyes. Its effects on the eye are cumulative; the more exposure you get, the higher the chance of damage – some of which is irreversible.

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Martin Child

Martin Diep, Principal Optometrist at See Optometry in Victor Harbor, knows how important it is to protect young eyes from the damage the sun can cause.

That’s why See Optometry partnered with Rotary Victor Harbor to create the Sunnies for Schools community public health program.

The program aims to protect children in the Fleurieu from the harmful effects of UV radiation by reducing the major barriers that stop children from being protected.

Research by Optometry Australia found that the majority of parents don’t buy UV protective sunglasses for their children because they are worried about the children breaking or losing their sunglasses.

The Sunnies for Schools program provides a

free pair of Category 3 sunglasses

with high protection against UV and glare, initially to primary school children in formal schooling.

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