Do your children wear sunglasses?

Filed under Eye Health


Damage from Ultra Violet light is cumulative. Protecting eyes at an early age makes sense.

Send us your pictures of your family in sunglasses! In this photo my son is wearing a pair of prescription sport sunglasses. He loves the increased peripheral vision made possible by the wrap design.

Many styles are available at an affordable price.

  • There are three types of UV radiation: UV-C is absorbed by the ozone layer and does not present any threat; UV-A and UV-B radiation can have adverse long- and short-term effects on the eyes and vision.
    To provide adequate protection for your eyes, sunglasses should:
    1) block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation;
    2) screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light;
    3) be perfectly matched in color and free of distortion and imperfection; and
    4)have lenses that are gray for proper color recognition.