Summer is coming, and when you enjoying the sunshine, UV damage is unavoidable. You may know that overexposure to UV rays accelerates skin aging, but you may not know that overexposure to UV rays also increases the risk of some eye diseases.
Pterygium is a pink, fleshy, triangular tissue that grows on the cornea. It can seriously affect vision. It has been found that pterygium is more common in people who stay outdoors for a long time, such as surfing and skiing. , fishermen and farmers.
In addition, excessive UV exposure also increases the risk of cataracts and eye cancer, although the occurrence of these diseases is a long process, but once it occurs, it will seriously endanger eye health.
Many times, we choose to wear sunglasses because of the glare of the sun, but as a staff member of the eyewear industry, I hope to let everyone know: in the sunshine, wearing sunglasses not only makes us not feel glare, but more importantly, it can reduce the UV damage to the eyes.
Many of us adults have the habit of wearing sunglasses, do children need to wear sunglasses?
The American Optometric Association (AOA) once said: Sunglasses are a necessity for people of any age, because children’s eyes are more transparent than adults, and ultraviolet rays can reach the retina more easily, so sunglasses are very important for them.
So it’s not that children can’t wear sunglasses, but they need to wear sunglasses more than adults.
Shortly after my own baby was born, I took great care of her eye health. When I usually go out with my children, it must be that both adults and children wear sunglasses at the same time. In addition to protecting the eyes, all kinds of “So cute!” and “So cool!” are full of admiration. The child is healthy and happy, so why not do it?
So how should you buy sunglasses for your child? We can refer to the following points:
1. UV blocking rate
Choose glasses that block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays for maximum UV protection. When buying children’s sunglasses, please choose a regular manufacturer, and pay attention to whether the UV protection percentage on the instruction manual is 100%.
2. Lens color
The UV protection ability of sunglasses has nothing to do with the color of the lens. As long as the lens can block 100% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, you can choose the lens color according to your child’s preference. But current research shows that long-term exposure to high-energy visible light, also known as “blue light,” can also cause eye damage, so when choosing a lens color, consider choosing amber or brass lenses to block blue light. .
3. Lens size
Sunglasses with large lenses can not only protect the eyes, but also provide protection for the eyelids and the skin around the eyes, so it is best to choose sunglasses with larger lenses.
4. Lens material and frame
Because children are active and active, their sunglasses should meet the standards of sports, and they should choose safer resin lenses and avoid glass lenses. The frame should be flexible and easily bendable to ensure the glasses fit snugly against the face.
5. About the elastic band
Since it takes some time for babies to get used to wearing sunglasses, the elastic helps keep the sunglasses snug on their faces and prevents them from constantly taking them off out of curiosity. If you can, choose a frame that can be swapped between the temples and the elastic, so that when the babies get older and stop pulling the sunglasses down, they can be replaced with temples.
6. Children with refractive problems
Children who wear glasses for nearsightedness or farsightedness can choose to wear color-changing lenses, which look the same as regular glasses indoors, but automatically darken in sunlight to provide protection for the child’s eyes.
In terms of style, for older children, it is best to let them choose the style they like, because the children that parents like may not necessarily like it, and respecting their choice will make them more willing to wear sunglasses.
At the same time, it should be reminded that the damage of sunlight to the eyes not only occurs in sunny days in spring and summer, but also occurs in autumn and winter and cloudy days, because sunlight can pass through haze and thin clouds, so whenever you are outdoors Just remember to wear UV-blocking sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
Finally, we also need to know that parents wear sunglasses when they go out, which not only protects themselves, but also sets a good example for their children and guides them to develop a good habit of wearing sunglasses to protect their eyes. So, when you take your children to wear parent-child clothes, you can wear beautiful sunglasses together.
Post time: Apr-27-2022