Just when you are getting used to having your children home for the summer, you realize – it’s already almost time to send them back to school. So you schedule appointments and check-ups, but one thing that often goes unchecked is a child’s vision. Did you know 80 percent of a child’s learning is done through their eyes? And yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 percent of children have never seen an eye care professional, making vision impairment one of the most prevalent disabling conditions among children in the US.
This is one reason why experts agree it is imperative to get a child’s eyes checked yearly and equip them with glasses, as needed. For those who already wear glasses, seeing your eyecare professional is a necessity. Children’s lenses encounter everything from fingerprints to scratches, and even harsh glare. These issues can make it harder for kids to see the world and more challenging for them to keep their glasses clean. Looking through obstructed lenses can cause tired, strained eyes. To help children see better – knowing that better vision leads to a better life, Essilor is doing its part to help kids focus and concentrate in school with the Crizal for Kids portfolio. Crizal Kids UV lenses include smudge-resistant technology that makes them easy to clean and the no-glare technology reduces glare from fluorescent lights, whiteboards, and computer screens to prevent tired eyes and headaches. The lenses are also long-lasting, made with safe, durable, and scratch- and impact-resistant Airwear polycarbonate material to help them withstand even the most intense recess sessions. Crizal also offers an unlimited lens replacement warranty for the life of the lens prescription. Studies show children spend significantly more time outdoors than adults, which increases their exposure to the most powerful source of ultraviolet (UV) rays and blue light: the sun. Couple this with LED screens (tablets, smartphones, and computers), both at school and home, and children’s eyes are exposed far more frequently and at an earlier age to harmful rays that could damage their eyes permanently. To help reduce children’s eye exposure to UV rays, Crizal Kids UV lenses have both front and backside UV protection. Wearing Crizal Kids UV lenses can provide 25 times more protection from UV light than if they wore no lenses at all.