Demonstrating proper UV protection are (left to right) Rylan Sawada

Eye on health

Doctors and staff at White Rock Optometry Clinic will be celebrating UV Groovy Day June 18 by giving away free sunglasses to children under five.

“Even parents who understand the need for sunscreen on skin are often unaware of the importance of sun protection for their children’s eyes,” the clinic’s Dr. Sally Donaldson said in a release. “Our goal is to keep kids’ eyes healthy.

“As children are outside on average three times more than adults, they get more UV exposure to the back of their eyes.”

Exposure is cumulative an can cause damage to the eyes over time, Donaldson noted. Even short-term exposure can cause burning, itching and tearing of the eyes.

To receive a free pair of children’s sunglasses, adults accompanied by youngsters ages five and under can visit any Sunglass Cove, including the one in White Rock Optometry Clinic, 102-1656 Martin Dr. No purchase is necessary, but quantities are limited.

The free sunglasses can also be upgraded to I-Lids brand sunglasses for $10 (a $25 value). For more information, visit www.sunglasscove.ca or www.doctorseyecare.com

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