10 Reasons Why all Children Should Wear Sunglasses
1.The lens of the child’s eye transmits about 70% more UV than the adult eye, putting their retina at greater risk.
2.Half of the lifetime sun exposure occurs in the first twenty years of life. Children are outdoors much more than adults.
3.Because children are little, they spend much more time looking up toward the sun than adults.
4.Children have generally not learned about the risk of sun exposure, while adults have.
5.When a child’s eye gets sunburned, unless it is severe, they will not feel the pain as they do with the skin. The warning signs are not so apparent.
6.The long-term effects of sunburned eyes are cumulative and not completely reversible. The cataract, and macular degeneration of older age likely begin with childhood UV and blue light exposure.
7.Hats only protect from above, not below, where reflected UV from water, sand or concrete can do a lot of damage.
8.Children can be taught the importance of wearing sunglasses, just the same as wearing a seat belt or sunscreen for their skin.
9.With ozone depletion occurring as much as 12% per year in certain parts of the world, our children are at greater risk of UV than we were growing up. We must protect our children’s eyes more than we protected our own.
10.With newly designed sunglasses for children, that are soft, durable and affordable, and offer 100% UV and blue light protection, there is no longer any excuse for not buying your child sunglasses or for them wearing them.