Choosing Glasses and Sunglasses
Parents report that approximately 13 million children and teens in the United States use prescription glasses to correct a refractive error, according to a recent VisionWatch survey.
In addition to enabling children to enjoy improved, more accurate vision, glasses can help ensure that children’s development progresses properly, and that they are not falling behind in school due to a refractive error.
All children – regardless of whether they have refractive errors or not – should have and wear sunglasses consistently to prevent eye diseases and damage that result from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Encouraging children to wear their glasses, sunglasses, and/or prescription sunglasses will help them maintain their healthy vision.