Why should kids wear sunglasses?

Why should kids wear sunglasses?
New Zealand is a beautiful and sunny country, where people can enjoy the sun most part of the year.

However, it is a well-known fact that the sun in NZ is strong and active. As parents, we want to make sure that we are protecting our families from the very real dangers that the sun poses. This means covering exposed skin, applying sunblock, and sitting in the shade when the sun is the most active. It also means wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes. We all have sunglasses, right? Most of us have more than one pair. But how about our kids? Sunglasses are a ‘must-have’ for everyone in New Zealand, including children.

Wearing sunglasses from an early age is all about eye protection.

The sun’s UV rays can damage young eyes. UV light has been associated with some eye issues such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and even cancer. Parents often opt for a wide-brimmed bucket hat but that isn’t enough. Sunglasses are necessary because they not only protect the eyes but also the skin on your child’s eyelids, which is more delicate than adult skin. Buying quality sunglasses for babies and kids can help prevent this damage from happening.

Bonus? Your kiddo will look cute and stylish too!