Why do kids need more UV protection than Adults?

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Why do kids need more UV protection than Adults?

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We all know that UV radiation is harmful in every way, it’s causes skin cancer sunburn and make skin tone darker and much more trouble

Extended exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays has been linked to eye damage, such as cataracts that can cause vision loss.

Why do kids need UV protection more than adults?


The risk of damage to our eyes and skin from solar UV radiation is cumulative, meaning the danger continues to grow as we spend time in the sun throughout our lifetime.

With this in mind, kids need to protect their eyes from the sun. Children generally spend much more time outdoors than adults.

In fact, some experts say that because children tend to spend significantly more time outdoors than most adults, up to half of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation can occur by the age of 18.

Children are also more susceptible to retinal damage from UV rays because the lens inside a child’s eye is clearer than an adult lens, enabling more UV rays to penetrate deep into the eye.

Therefore, make sure your kids’ eyes are protected from the sun with good quality sunglasses or photochromic lenses when they go outdoors. Also, encourage your child to wear a hat on sunny days to further reduce UV ray exposure.

For the batter, protection prevents the outdoor time when the sunlight is on the peak 10 am -04 pm.

More tips about sunglasses and UV exposure


  • Not all sunglasses block 100% of UV rays. If you’re unsure about the level of UV protection your sunglasses provide, take them to your eye doctor or optician for an evaluation.
  • Remember to wear sunglasses even when you’re in the shade. Although shade reduces your UV and HEV exposure to some degree, your eyes will still be exposed to UV rays reflected from buildings, roadways, and other surfaces.
  • Sunglasses are important, especially in winter. Since fresh snow can reflect 80 percent of UV rays, nearly doubling your overall exposure to solar UV radiation, you should wear sunglasses when skiing or just playing in the snow. If you ski or snowboard, choosing the right ski goggles is essential for UV protection on the slopes.
  • Even if your contact lenses block UV rays, you still need sunglasses. UV-blocking contacts shield only the part of your eye under the lens. Wearing sunglasses protects these delicate tissues and the skin around your eyes from UV damage.

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