Sunscreen does prevent sunburn; however, surprisingly little is known on the safety and efficacy of it! Sunglasses are the safest and best option when it comes to protecting you and your children’s eyes and skin.
The Sun’s popularity tends to grow around the summer months and children are typically slathered in sunscreen, even though the FDA and other health agencies agree there is little evidence that it can prevent most types of skin cancer. According to Environmental Working Group, major health agencies advise the importance of shade, clothing, and the time of the day as well as using sunscreen. Not to mention, researchers have detected people who use sunscreen to have increased risk of melanoma than non sunscreen users.
Summer months are filled with outdoor activities and bright sunny days. Thus, protecting your child’s eye’s during the summer is essential for the health of their eyes and delicate skin. UVA, UVB and other radiation harms the eyes and extended exposure has been linked to eye damage such as cataracts, photokeratitis, macular degeneration, cancer and more.
Sunglasses block 100% of UV rays and is vital for keeping your child’s eyes and skin healthy and happy. Sun damage is cumulative and children are at risk. Skin cancer is one threat, and Dr. Mark Borchert, a pediatric ophthalmologist and the director of The Vision Center in Los Angeles says that a child’s lens allows 70% more UV rays than adults to pass through and reach the delicate retina. Not to mention, cloudy weather does not lower one’s UV exposure because UV’s invisible radiation penetrates through clouds.
Sons + Daughters Eyewear is canadian- born and dedicated in providing high-quality sunglasses for 5 to 12 year old children. They use the same prescription grade materials found in adult sunglasses. The lenses are shatter-resistant and 100% UVA/UVB protected to shield your child from the sun’s damaging rays. Parents can have a peace of mind, and children can enjoy the comfortable, safe, and stylish sunglasses.
Take a look at their eyewear HERE .
The month of August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Learn More HERE .