Sunglasses are not just a fashion choice, especially for children.
The development of children's eyes are a huge factor and UV rays from the sun can cause a change in their sight at a very early age.
"There are many studies out there that talk about what age is the biggest impact of UV damage and it shows that all kids, their eyes are so clear and so transparent and that's when the light just blasts right through the eye," explained optometrist ShanineLafreniere at Fort Saskatchewan Eyecare.
It's also important to make sure the sunglasses children are wearing have the right protection. With so many glasses simply for aesthetics, ensuring the glasses actually have UV protection is important.
"I know it's a battle but it is very important."
Lafreneiere stressed that even when it's overcast, children need to be putting on their shades.

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