UV light is a known contributing factor to such common eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Studies show that 50% of our UV exposure happens before the age of 18. Acton Eyecare urges all parents and caregivers to protect their children’s eyes from the long term effects of UV by having them wear sunglasses during outside activities. In order to help foster this awareness, we will be providing all children ages 5 and under who drop into the office with free sunglasses. We will announce the dates of UV Groovy Days in early July so keep watching our website and Facebook! UV Groovy Days are part of Acton Eyecare’s UV Awareness program.