Autumn Brings Cooler Temps, But UV Rays Still a Factor

As summer turns into autumn, you will undoubtedly notice the cooler temperatures and the shorter days. If there is any danger associated with this seasonal transition, it is that many people believe that just because the sun appears less prominent, that we are less susceptible to the dangerous UV rays that the sun emits.

If you’ll pardon the pun: Don’t fall for it.

The fact is, you can still be affected by UV rays on any day the sun is out – even overcast days – and the temperature has little to do with how powerful the sun’s rays can be.

Sunglasses in AutumnIf you really want to know how powerful the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be on any given day, some online trackers, like this one offered by the EPA, can tell you the daily UV Index in your particular area. The tracker is essentially a weather report for the sun, and knowing this information can show you exactly why you need to be protective whenever you’re outside.

Of course, the best way to protect yourself and your children from harmful UV rays remains the use of sunscreen and sunglasses with UV- blocking lenses. When it comes to sunscreen, the safest bet is to find products that have an SPF above 30, are oil-free, and that moisturize while they protect.

For sunglasses, you want to be sure that they are equipped to block UV rays from harming your eyes. Before committing to a pair, read the labels to be sure that the glasses block 100 percent of both UVB and UVA rays.

At Real Kids Shades, our protective sunglasses come in a variety of colors and styles to match anyone’s preference. Not only will they shield your children from the harmful rays, but they are also made from the incredibly durable materials. The rubber-like material used in the construction of the glasses keeps them from breaking easily, and our selection of fun styles means that your kids will have no problem falling in love with a favorite pair to wear year-round.

If you are excited about updating your kids’ shades, shop through our online selection now or call us at 800-283-1106 today to learn more.