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Old Nov 12th 2010, 1:15 am
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus View Post
No offence, but unless you happen to personally know my son and the amount of problems he has in the sun, then you have no real idea of what you are talking about.
As a red head with practically zero UV tolerance who grew up in various countries hot and cold, I probably think I do know somethign about it. More than someone without red hair, for example.
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Originally Posted by Seneca21 View Post
As a red head with practically zero UV tolerance who grew up in various countries hot and cold, I probably think I do know somethign about it. More than someone without red hair, for example.
Why am I not surprised.
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Originally Posted by Seneca21 View Post
As a red head with practically zero UV tolerance who grew up in various countries hot and cold, I probably think I do know somethign about it. More than someone without red hair, for example.
You forgot to mention that you are also a university lecturer and ipso facto know everything...
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I am reading this with some amazement of how nieve people can really be.

I have just dragged out the paper from 8th November in Perth, the UV is down as being extreme.

It will stay that way until most likely March. Sunglasses here are an absolute must.

My brother in law some years ago was told by an eye specialist he already had damage, he had only been in OZ a few years. He is religious with his sunglasses now, although his 3 young children I have never seen then in suitable eyewear.

Parents seem to forget about the kids, they live in their sunnies yet their kids have to squint. My son as soon as he arrived we purchased transition lenses for his glasses, they give him some protection as his style of glasses still lets sunlight in around the edges, but at least we try to keep our son safer than the majority of other parents I see.

Please please get good sunglasses with the appropriate standards labeled on them. Hey plus point is driving in rain is better with anti glare sunnies on!

Hope this helps and opens a few minds.
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"Important (Idiots Only) - Don't leave anything up here and drive away"
What like cups of freshly made tea?

Lost far too many of them on the first bend at the end of my road ...

Incidently, had my eyes tested here about 6 months ago as am struggling with the lil digits these days ...

Bloke testing em said he was amazed at how little UV damaged I have as most people through the door have heaps!

Nothing to do with spending my first 36 years in the UK I spose ...
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What like cups of freshly made tea?

Lost far too many of them on the first bend at the end of my road ...

Incidently, had my eyes tested here about 6 months ago as am struggling with the lil digits these days ...

Bloke testing em said he was amazed at how little UV damaged I have as most people through the door have heaps!

Nothing to do with spending my first 36 years in the UK I spose ...
No tea as yet, too precious to lose that

I am still sunnie-less ... a combination of can't be arsedness (the thought of visiting the Hyperdome is not a draw-card for me) and the fact it ain't been that sunny ... was positively 'cool' playing cricket on Sunday
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Originally Posted by jensteve View Post
I am reading this with some amazement of how nieve people can really be.

I have just dragged out the paper from 8th November in Perth, the UV is down as being extreme.

It will stay that way until most likely March. Sunglasses here are an absolute must.

My brother in law some years ago was told by an eye specialist he already had damage, he had only been in OZ a few years. He is religious with his sunglasses now, although his 3 young children I have never seen then in suitable eyewear.

Parents seem to forget about the kids, they live in their sunnies yet their kids have to squint. My son as soon as he arrived we purchased transition lenses for his glasses, they give him some protection as his style of glasses still lets sunlight in around the edges, but at least we try to keep our son safer than the majority of other parents I see.

Please please get good sunglasses with the appropriate standards labeled on them. Hey plus point is driving in rain is better with anti glare sunnies on!

Hope this helps and opens a few minds.
Jenny
The other day I was saying to my wife how odd it is that you never see kids in sunglasses here, but at the exact second I said it a girl walked past with her parents and she was wearing a pair. But no, it's still a problem.
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The other day I was saying to my wife how odd it is that you never see kids in sunglasses here, but at the exact second I said it a girl walked past with her parents and she was wearing a pair. But no, it's still a problem.
Odd isn't it? Can't quite get my head around parents with sunnies on 24/7 and the kids without. Go to any school playground at lunch and the majority will have no sunnies on and they are getting the glare off the concrete as well. I live in mine and well Jase has them permanently attached to his face.
I know his school before he left bought some to add to the school uniform but I don't know if they would have become popular with the kids at high school as they like the branded makes here so much.

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Odd isn't it? Can't quite get my head around parents with sunnies on 24/7 and the kids without. Go to any school playground at lunch and the majority will have no sunnies on and they are getting the glare off the concrete as well. I live in mine and well Jase has them permanently attached to his face.
I know his school before he left bought some to add to the school uniform but I don't know if they would have become popular with the kids at high school as they like the branded makes here so much.

Jenny
Remember that's not just glare coming off the concrete, it's UV photons. These bounce off different surfaces with different degrees of success, for example, grass/soil is a poor reflective surface, I think, whereas water and sand and concrete reflect them quite well.
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