be sun-nies smart

You might be wondering if babies and young children really do need to wear sunglasses. The answer is a very definite yes!
Wearing sunglasses with proper UV protection will help prevent serious eye damage
Blue sunnies

What are the risks for children?

  • They receive 3x the annual sun exposure of adults
  • They have a much greater risk of developing serious damage to their vision
  • Their corneas, lenses and fluids are clearer than an adults so are more easily affected
  • Their eyes allow more short wavelength light to reach the retina which can lead to cataracts

What can you do to protect your child from the sun?

  • Make sure they wear a hat on sunny days
  • Keep them in shaded areas between 11am and 3pm
  • Invest in sunnies, quality protective sunglasses. Your little one will look super cute too!
  • Apply a generous amount of SPF sunscreen all over. Don't forget ears, hands, feet, shoulders, and behind the neck!
Hat and suncream
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