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Family & Life: Squint and You Might Miss It

If atropine eye drops aren’t your cup of tea, you can also opt for photochromic glasses. There is a common misconception that photochromic spectacles i.e. lenses that darken when exposed to ultraviolet light, are not suitable for children. Accordingly to the general manager of Transitions Optical Asia Pacific Stuart Cannon, the reality is the exact opposite. “Children are more at risk of eye-damaging effects due to ultraviolet exposure than adults. The eye of a child under the age of 10 absorbs more than six times the amount of UV light that penetrates an adult’s eye,” says Cannon.

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