Tips for Choosing the Right Pair of Sunglasses

Do Children Need Sunglasses?

Too much exposure to UV rays, especially sunlight reflected off sand or water, can lead to chronic eye disease.

Protect your precious peepers with these sun-blocking tips.
  • Insist on 100 per cent protection.

  • Make sure the sunglasses fit properly. It's not a winter coat they'll grow into.

  • Be patient children need to get used to wearing sunglasses.

  • Make sure your child likes the sunglasses and that they are comfortable, or they won't wear them.

  • Consider impact-resistant lenses, which protect your child's eyes from injury.

  • Make sure the frame has features, like spring hinges, that will stand up to the most active child.

  • When children are very young, look for sunglasses with straps or ear pieces that wrap around the ear.

  • Kids with prescription eyewear should have prescription sunglasses or sunclips for their regular glasses.

  • Older kids who wear contact lenses should have non-prescription sunwear for when they're outdoors.

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