There is no holding kids back when the sun is shining. They want to be outside, playing and having fun. Responsible parents put sunscreen on their children and cover their heads to keep the sun off. However, sunglasses should also be worn whenever hats and sunscreen are required. Children's eyes are particularly at risk from the sun's rays. They are clearer and let far more light through than adults' eyes. That means UV rays can do much more damage, as kids have no defense against the short-wave rays from the sun. The risk of permanent damage increases severely if they are exposed to the sun's rays for extended periods. Decades of UV radiation can cause health problems such as cataracts in later life. As a result, sunglasses are far more than just a cool accessory for children.
Like normal glasses, and spectacle lenses in particular, the quality of sunglasses is particularly important. Fun but cheap glasses generally do not provide the protection required. If the eyeglass lenses contain air bubbles or even streaks, they belong in the toy box, or better yet, in the trash. The same goes for sunglasses with yellow, blue or red lenses, as they distort a child's perception of color. Your local optician can help you choose the right product for your child.
Making decisions is never easy. And it's not only the look that is important in the choice of spectacle frames for children.
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For some of us, it happens at a young age, while others notice a change in their mid-40s. When eyesight declines, spectacles customised by an expert can help restore your vision.
When a child is born, it can see instantly. However, its visual acuity does have to develop over time.