My nephew, niece, sister and dad all have corneal dystrophy. I don't understand too much of the disease itself. All I know is that it impairs vision as the cornea no longer is "clear". It is painful and requires a corneal transplant as it progresses.
So, I've always been sensitive to my family's eye condition - and the requisite care that we should give our eyes. One simple thing we can do is wear sunglasses. It won't stop corneal dystrophy, which is not preventable. But sunglasses can help decrease eye disorders that are caused by overexposure to UV rays. This includes photokeratitis, cataracts, macular degeneration, pterygium and skin cancer around the eyelids. And, just like skin damage, most eye damage occurs before the age of 8.
So, next time you grab sunglasses for yourself, pop some on your child, as well. And you can get some awesome shades from EyesCreamShades.com!
EyesCreamShades are designed for kids, with tough polycarnbonate lenses and blocking up to 100% of harmful UVA and UVB radiation.
I wish they made these for grown-ups! Because EyesCreamShades don't come in colors - they come in FLAVORS. My sons had the opportunity to try out three pairs Licorice, Grape Ice and Ocean Ice. (My little one is wearing Ocean Ice in the top picture). It's hard to say which I favored more - or which one they loved more. At ages 1 and 3, they do like to mimic each other and us - so it's easy to get them to WANT to wear them. Often the boys take them out of my diaper bag on their own.
The Licorice had a rubber black frame and was sized small. This would easily fit little ones - tiny toddlers and babies. I think it was just a tad too small for my 1 year old. But goodness, both boys looked real snazzy in the Grape and Ocean Ice. The glasses fit their faces perfectly. The Ocean Ice lens had an orange lens and a blue to clear gradient frame. The Grape had a purple to clear gradient frame and dark lens. They were sized "large" and fit my boys real well. Just so you know, my 1 year old is in the 95th percentile for his age (his head is in the 50th) and my 3 year old is in the 10th percentile for his age (his head is also in the 50th). So, my boys are pretty much the same size - but these "large" glasses fit great.
Overall, I think these are great glasses for kids. And I have to say they stand up to wear and tear better than the $5 glasses I bought for my oldest at the store last year. The screws are always coming out on that pair! The quality of EyesCreamShades is undeniable! They cost around $34.99.
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