Stayin’ cool in the shade

My kids love sunglasses. They think they’re cool. But getting them to wear them all the time? Not such an easy task for Mom. But armed with the information in this post from Sunny Sleevez, I’m motivated to keep those shades on my little dude and dudette. And to keep them in the shade at high noon!

Sunny Sleevez

UV radiation from both natural sunlight & artificial UV rays, like tanning beds, can damage the eye, affecting the cornea and lens.

Long-term exposure to UV radiation can lead to cataracts & skin cancer around the eyelids.

Always avoid looking directly at the sun as it can permanently scar the retina, the area at the back of the eye responsible for vision.

  • A wide-brimmed hat can block about half of the UV rays as it can limit rays that hit the eyes from above and also around sunglasses. What to look for in sunglasses

1. Choose quality sunglasses

Check for labels, hang tag or sticker which should state the amount of protection. Sunglasses should block out 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light. Some of the higher-priced options with polycarbonate lenses claim to block 100 percent of…

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