Sunglasses Aren't Just Cool - They Protect Kids' Eyes! A Must Read! by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan
Sunglasses aren't just a fashion statement – they are a summer safety staple for children, especially kids with blue or green eyes. Every spring, my pediatrician reminds us to make sure our three blue-eyed boys have good-fitting sunglasses. Experts say light-colored eyes are more at risk for UV damage. After a day in the sun, eyes can become bloodshot, swollen and/or sensitive to light. Long-term effects, according to WebMD, may include:
- macular degeneration
Scary! So even if your kids don't have blue or green eyes, they should still have a cool pair of shades!
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