Wear Sunglasses and a Hat to Shade Your Face

Your eyes are very sensitive to UV damage. Wearing a broad-brimmed hat can cut the amount of UV radiation reaching your eyes, and your face.

Choose a close-fitting, wrap-around style of sunglasses if you can.. And, make sure that they are at least 95% resistant to UV rays.

  • Make sure your sunglasses are suitable for driving.
  • Polarized sunglasses reduce glare and make it easier to see on a sunny day.
  • Some, but not all prescription glasses provide UV radiation protection – check with your optometrist. If purchasing prescription sunglasses, make sure the lenses provide UV protection.

Your children’s eyes and face need to be protected from the sun also! Choose a style of hat and sunglasses that will stay on securely.

If your young child is reluctant to wear sunglasses. At least you’ll still help to protect their eyes with a broad-brimmed hat, and even keeping them mostly in the shade.

(Toy sunglasses should not be used for sun protection).