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).