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Does my child need sunglasses?

Your child also needs protection from harmful UV rays

Child Female Wearing SunglassesWe all know that before our children go out into the sun they need a hat and sunscreen. Many people do not realize that our children’s eyes also need protection from dangerous UV rays.

Children are often more susceptible to dangerous ultraviolet rays that can increase the likelihood of problems like macular degeneration, cataract, and corneal sunburn.

Because kids spend a lot of time in the outdoors, and their eyes haven’t fully developed yet it is important that they wear sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, even on days that are cloudy or overcast.

A couple of things to know about kids sunglasses.

At Miller Vision Specialties we believe that the material of the lenses should ideally be made from polycarbonate. This is ideal for kids because it’s impact-resistant and lighter than standard lenses while also being UV protective.

Large frames always provide the best protection. The frame should be close-fitting and flexible. Kids tend to be rough with their glasses.

To learn more about what sunglasses are right for your kids, give us a call or schedule an appointment with us today.

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Miller Vision plans to be open for eye emergencies, and non-routine care.10am – 2pm starting March 23rd.The CDC has recommended all routine eyecare to be postponed.

Steps our Practice is taking:

To our Patients:

*If you have recently traveled outside of the US, or have had close contact with someone who has, or if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms of acute respiratory distress, please call our office to reschedule your visit.

*We do expect this to be an ongoing situation in our area for an extended period of time and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this time.

*Please call us with any questions or concerns, and if you feel it is best for you or your family member to reschedule your appointment, feel free to do so.

*Please minimize the number of family members and other individuals that enter the office with you for the exam.

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