Babies, Children and eye protection!

Babies, Children and eye protection!

We hope this cool cat made you smile!

Other than the "coolness" factor, sunglasses and eye protection is so important for us all!

Babies skin around their eyes and eyelids are more delicate and sensitive to sunburns. And until about age 10, the lens of a child's eye is clear, which results in higher UVR (ultraviolet rays) penetration.

According to the Benioff Children's Hospital, retinal exposure to UVR is associated with cataracts and macular degeneration, which can both cause vision impairment. Babies under 6 months should not be exposed to direct sun and after 6 months babies and children should wear sunglasses outside.

Good sunglasses, with high UVR protection and wide lenses to cover as much skin will protect those precious eyes!

When buying sunglasses...

-find glasses that block 99-100 percent of both UVA & UVB rays

-the bigger the better! buy sunglasses that cover as much of their skin as possible

-use "playground proof" lenses -and shop local (lol) but seriously

*For more info check out this great blog post from the Benioff Children's Hospital*

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