Too much sun exposure isn't just bad for our skin. Our eyes need protection, too.
It's estimated that 80 per cent of the eye's lifetime exposure to UV light is reached before the age of 18 – meaning UV protection particularly important in childhood. Children's eyes have larger pupils and clearer lenses and are therefore more susceptible to sun damage.
However, while we want only the best for our kids, their ability to lose/break things can be a bit frustrating to say the least. But there is good news: According to a new study on the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation blocked by most budget glasses, experts from the University of Liverpool, found that all sunglasses surpassed recommended safety levels. So, if cheaper sunglasses can do the job why not get them?!? The important thing is that the kids wear them!