Should my 2 year old wear sunglasses?
Since long-term sun exposure ups the risk of cataracts later in life, your toddler needs a good pair of sunglasses now to protect those precious peepers. Meaning he (and everyone else) should wear sunglasses as often as possible when outdoors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun is strongest.
How do I choose sunglasses for my toddler?
Choose glasses that block 99-100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Kids’ sunglasses should have the highest protection available. You should have your child wearing protective sunglasses starting at 3 years of age. Up to 80% of exposure to the sun’s damaging rays happens before 18 years of age.
What UV protection should childrens sunglasses have?
UV protection – Sunglasses for children should provide virtually 100% UVA protection and conform to European safety standards, EN 1836:2005. Look out for those marked as UV400, which means they filter out 99% of UVA and UVB rays.
When should toddler wear sunglasses?
When your child reaches 6 months of age, they should wear sunglasses. Older children should wear sunglasses when they are outside in any environment.
When should a baby wear sunglasses?
Sunglasses for your baby may seem like a luxury, but they do protect his eyes from the sun. It’s a good idea to get your baby used to wearing them from the age of six months. When choosing a pair of sunglasses, check they have an ultraviolet filter made to British Standard (BSEN 1836:2005) .
Do toddlers sunglasses?
Children need sunglasses because the lenses in their eyes allow more UV radiation to pass through than those of adults. Since UV radiation that enters the eye causes cell damage, this puts children at a higher risk for many complications.