Spring is an invitation that reminds us how enjoyable the great outdoors can be. As the weather turns warmer, the flowers begin to bloom, and we venture outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. Many of us remember to protect our skin with sunscreen, but how often we forget that our eyes need protection too.
As a kid, I don’t recall wearing sunglasses too often. It wasn’t until I became a teenager that I voiced to my parents that it was too bright when biking or playing outdoors. After all we do live in the sunshine state! So often we forget to consider our little one’s eye and that they need protection just the same.
Did you know?
- 82% of parents make sure their children are wearing sunscreen when outdoors, but only 32% tell them to wear sunglasses.
- 23% of parents don’t check if their children’s sunglasses provide protection against UV rays.
- A survey found that 40% of Americans don’t know that UV protection is an important factor to consider.