All You Need to Know About Children’s Protective Eyewear

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It’s official – summer is here and it’s time to make sure you keep your eyes protected from the sun and other warm weather dangers.

Here are some pointers on remaining safe in the sun:

  1. Make sure you have sunglasses with 100% UV Protection – and try to wear them every time you go outside. If your glasses don’t have 100% UV protection to protect your eyes from harmful UV damage, they may be resulting in more harm than good.  Keep in mind that sufficient UV blockage doesn’t necessarily cost more – many reasonably priced products provide complete UV blockage.
  2. Choose larger sunglasses. When selecting sun protection, the bigger the better. Look for shades with large lenses and wraparound frames.
  3. Wear a broad brimmed hat or visor. While glasses are a good first step, a wide brimmed hat will provide the additional protection you need to guard your eyes from harmful UV rays.
  4. Wear sunglasses on cloudy days. Even when you don’t feel the sun shining, harmful UV light is still able to peek through the clouds and do damage to your eyes. Even when you can’t see the sun, it’s important to keep protected.
  5. Keep sunglasses protected. Your sunglasses are a precious commodity and should be treated accordingly. It’s worth it to invest in a closed place to minimize mishaps.
  6. Drink plenty of water. In order to remain properly hydrated, drink a minimum of 2 liters of water a day. This will keep your eyes moist also.
  7. Stay indoors during the heat of the day. Stay indoors when possible especially in the late morning and afternoon when the sun is at its strongest and the highest levels of UV are in the atmosphere.
  8. Consider polarized lenses. Polarized lenses minimize the glare from reflective surfaces such as water. Perfect for water sports, beaching or driving, they offer more comfort during outdoor activities.
  9. When participating in outdoor sports or activities such as boating, sitting by a campfire or camping, be sure to use proper eye protection to avoid eye injuries.
  10. Make sure you don’t apply sunscreen too close to the eyes as it can enter the eye and cause irritation.

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