With a long hot summer (hopefully) in front of us this year, keeping your eyes safe in the Sussex sunshine is really important.

And if you are a parent or carer for a child, you know you need to look after their eye health too.

Choosing the right sunglasses

Choosing a pair of sunglasses for a child can be a tricky task. They might be picky about design, and given their active lifestyle, anything you buy is likely to get broken before too long.

But while you do not have to spend a fortune, making sure that the pair you choose have adequate UV protection is really important. And, if your child wears glasses, you can pick up an effective pair of prescription sunglasses at your local Specsavers store in Sussex.

A word from the expert

Specsavers clinical spokesperson Dr Nigel Best says: ‘While many people understand the damage UV rays can cause to skin, fewer appreciate the damage they can cause to your eyes.

‘Sunglasses don’t need to be expensive but they should always conform to agreed safety standards. Look out for a CE (European Community Standard), BSEN1836 (British Standard) or UV400 markings, and aim for a pair that offer 80 per cent light reduction.’

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