Mommy Moments for this week is I gotta Wear shades..
Yup... its not just to look cool mate................
Its a must to wear sunglasses not only to look cool but more importantly to protect your eyes...
Reports say that about 300 Australians are diagnosed with eye cancer and conjunctival cancers each year. Over 40 Sydneysiders will be diagnosed with eye cancers this year alone ...
We always say here "Wear your Sunnies!!!!!""
That is why I always have my sunnies with me all the time ,, in fact everyday especially when Im driving.. The suns ray is very harsh and we have the highest incidence of skin cancer.... imagine the UV rays .........
So protect your eyes and have a glimpse of sunglasses lovers at Mommy Moments.......
Dad and Micah with her 80's fashion shades......
Repeated exposure of the eyes to UV radiation causes both short-term eye complaints
and permanent eye damage. Short-term complaints include mild irritations such as
excessive blinking, swelling, or difficulty looking at strong light. UV exposure can also
cause acute photo keratopathy, which is essentially sunburn of the cornea, like snow
blindness or welders flash burns.
Exposure to UV radiation over long periods can result in more serious damage to the
eyes, including cataracts, pterygium, solar keratopathy, cancer of the conjunctiva and
skin cancer of the eyelids and around the eyes.1
The Cancer Council Australia and Eye Research Australia recommend:
Reducing UV radiation exposure as much as possible.
Wearing a broad-brimmed, bucket or legionnaire style hat.
Wearing close-fitting, wrap around style sunglasses that meet the Australian
Standard AS/NZS 1067:2003 for sunglasses (categories 2, 3 and 4).
Glasses which transmit very little UV radiation, such as those labelled UV 400 or
EPF (Eye Protection Factor) 9 or 10.
Sunglasses should not be worn at night as this reduces visibility.
If outdoor workers need protection from flying particles, dust, splashing materials
and harmful gases, eye protectors should be worn that comply with Australian
Standard AS/NZS 1337:1992 (eye protectors for industrial applications).