Kids Eye Health: Our Top Summer Safety Tips

When it comes to spending time outside with the kids, chances are you are concerned about how best to keep their eyes safe.

Obviously, we all want our kids to be active and to get outside, but it is so important to consider how you can protect your children’s eyes from damaging UV rays.

If you protect them early on, you will ensure that their eyes will be a lot healthier later in life with a reduced risk of developing harmful eye conditions.

We have put together this article to give you some tips on how you can protect your kid’s eyes from the sun.

Keep reading to find out what they are.


Sunglasses are the number one way you can protect your children’s eyes from the sun and UV rays.

Not only do they look super cool, they are also easy to wear, incredibly practical, and will keep your kid’s peepers safe.

They are available in a huge variety of different styles, shapes and colours, so you kid will be able to pick a pair out suited to their personal taste.

Make sure you check the UV protection on each pair – they should ideally protect against 100% of UV rays.

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These trendy aviator sunnies feature thin silver metal frames, double bridge detailing and gold mirrored lenses.

The mirror lenses will also help to protect your kid’s eyes from glare.

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These retro round sunnies are super trendy and we love the double bridge detailing which makes them look quite expensive!


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Put On A Hat

Hats are another super easy way to protect your kid’s eyes from the sun.

They will obviously shade their eyes from strong rays, as well as preventing sun burn on their heads and faces.

If you have a baby, then you can buy parasols and sunshades which attach to prams – perfect if you are going for a stroll in the park on a warm day.

Keep Out Of The Sun At Peak Times

An easy way to protect your kids is to keep them out of direct sunlight at peak times –  usually between 12pm and 3pm.

This doesn’t mean you need to head inside necessarily.

Just head to a shady place just as a woodland, a tent or simply underneath a parasol.

This will greatly reduce the risk of UV rays affecting their eyes.


A really important thing to do is to educate your children from a young age about the importance of protecting their eyes from the sun.

If you start them young, they will carry forward this knowledge into later life.

Tell them how important it is to not look directly at the sun – even if it is covered by clouds.

Explain why you need to wear sunglasses, and what could happen if they don’t.

Hopefully, they will also pass this knowledge down onto their children too!

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