Especially going into summer, it’s important to start considering how we can protect ourselves and our children from the sun. The sun emits different kinds of UV including UVA, UVB, and UVC. The UV ray’s that we are exposed to on earth are UVA and UVB. Unlike the fake toy sunglasses available, 100% UV Protected glasses eliminate and block all of these rays from reaching the eyes.
Here are 5 reasons why your infant needs UV Protection for their eyes!
1. UV light reflects off of many surfaces increasing the UV Exposure
Whether you are around snow, water, or any other reflective surface, the reflectance of UV can increase. So even while in the shade, UV Exposure can happen.
2. 80% of UV Exposure happens before adulthood
Children spend much more time outside compared to adults. Consequently, the UV exposure they receive before adulthood is far more! It’s also important to remember that UV can still pass through clouds and haze. So it’s important to protect your child’s eyes 365 days a year.
3. Eyes can get sunburned.
Just like our skin can get sunburned, our eyes can experience the same thing. And it can be so painful! It is always safe to keep on 100% UV protected sunglasses while outside especially on a high index day or when around very reflective surfaces like snow!
4. UV Damage is often irreversible
Many eye related issues can arise from too much UV exposure. Protection starting from a young age is key!
5. The skin around the eyes is the most delicate part of the body
In fact, 10% of all skin cancers occur around the eyes because of this. Wearing UV Protection from a young age can really help protect this delicate part of our face.