Sunday, August 9, 2015

Children’s Sunglasses and Eyewear

Even when it’s cloudy outside sunglasses are important, especially for children.  Many adults will wear them so that they can drive or do other activities throughout the year without being blinded by the sun. Did you know that it’s important for children to wear them regularly as well?  Whether, your children wear prescription glasses or not, it’s important that they wear sunglasses all year long.

First off, your child’s eyes are always developing and changing. Because of that, you want to make sure that they are able to do so without getting damaged. The rays from the sun can be damaging to your child’s eyes, and if you aren’t careful, they could inadvertently end up with vision issues later in life because of not wearing sunglasses in their youth.

Another reason is because the sun is always beaming its rays down, even on days when it seems completely hidden. That means that your child should be wearing their sunglasses, even during the winter time, especially if they’re out playing in the snow, snowboarding, skiing, or doing any other sort. The glare from the snow can make the sun’s rays that much worse. Always make sure the lenses in your child’s sunglasses are 100% UVA and UVB protected.

If you or someone you know has a question about children’s sunglasses, please feel free to call Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center at 219-464-8223, or visit Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center, Google+ or 

Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center offices are located at 502 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 and 1001 South Edgewood Drive, Knox, Indiana 46354.