Spring is in the air, and you know what that means – it’s time to load the lawn chairs into the back of the car because your kids’ outdoor sports seasons are about to begin! With baseball, softball and spring soccer and lacrosse leagues starting up, there’s no better time to talk about your kids’ eye safety when it comes to playing outside.
Kids’ eyes are super sensitive to harmful rays from the sun, and prolonged exposure without protection can cause serious damage, like photokeratitis or sunburn of the eye, and even increased risk of cataracts later in life. Beside the fact that prolonged and repeated exposure can potentially cause permanent burns and damage to the eye, photokeratitis can be very painful.
Our sportswear glasses for kids provide full spectrum UV protection, which means they protect your children’s eyes from both harmful UVA and UVB rays. It’s important to encourage your kids to wear sunglasses when they’re playing outside – at all times of year, but especially in the spring and summer – for the same reason that you make them wear sunscreen: their eyes are at risk for long-term damage from the sun.
In addition to the protection that our glasses provide from the sun, if your child is wearing glasses when he or she is playing outside, the risk of accidental physical damage to the eye is also reduced. Scratched corneas or other types of trauma to the eye can be painful, but sunglasses provide an extra barrier of protection between your child’s eye and any errantly thrown or hit ball or accidental contact with a teammate or opponent. Plus, our glasses are shatterproof and virtually otherwise unbreakable, so there’s no risk of broken glass.
Whether your child plays organized sports or not, it’s important to protect their sensitive eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. For more info, check out our blog for more on how sunglasses act as sunscreen for your kids’ eyes or check out our selection of great sportwear shades today.