Do children need sunglasses?
Yes. According to Prevent Blindness America "Children are at special risk from the harmful effects of UV, since their eyes do not have the same ability as adults to protect from UV radiation."
Here are some simple tips, from Prevent Blindness America, for choosing sunglasses for children:
- Check to make sure the sunglasses fit well and are not damaged,
- Choose sunglasses that fit your child's lifestyle-the lenses should be impact resistant and should not pop out of the frames,
- Choose lenses that are large enough to shield the eyes from most angles, Find a wide-brimmed hat for your child to wear along with the sunglasses."