Wear sunglasses to protect not only your eyes but also the sensitive skin surrounding them. Large-framed and, best of all, wrap-around sunglasses are more likely to protect your eyes from light coming in from different angles.

It's not about how dark your sunglasses are; UV protection comes from an invisible chemical applied to the lenses, not from the color or darkness of the lenses. Ideally, sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation. Look for an ANSI label that says “UV absorption up to 400 nm” or “Meets ANSI UV Requirements.” Those labeled “cosmetic” block about 70 percent of UV rays. If there is no label, assume that the sunglasses will not provide any UV protection.

Children need smaller versions of real, protective sunglasses – not toy glasses. Take a moment to briefly discuss sun safety with your child.