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Sunbeams is an exciting new children's eye health initiative designed to help keep kids' eyes healthy now and in the future.*

Dr Ranj explains why looking after your eyes is so important and suggests some simple things we can all do to keep our eyes fit and healthy.

 


 

We've got lots of school resources, advice for parents plus fun games and activities for kids to play.

Click the links below for more information.

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*Cumulative UV exposure has been found to promote the onset of cataracts[1] and has been implicated in the development of a range of other eye conditions including photokeratitis, pterygium and macular degeneration – the UK’s leading cause of blindness.[2]

 

[1] Linetsky M, Raghavan CT et al. "UVA light-excited kynurenines oxidize ascorbate and modify lens proteins through the formation of advanced glycation end products: implications for human lens aging and cataract formation." Journal of Biological Chemistry, May 2014. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M114.554410

[2] UV and the eye, review of the latest research, Professor James Wolffsohn, Aston University, 2012