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10 reasons it’s worth it to get your kids great sunglasses

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Got a little sidekick who likes borrowing your sunglasses? Be sure to encourage that behavior. In fact, it’s worth it to get your kids great sunglasses of their own. Here’s why: Ever notice how much kids squint in the sun? Sometimes they even get upset on a bright day. That’s because a kid’s eyes allow about 70% more light to reach the retina than an adult’s eyes, putting their retinas at greater risk. Blue eyes are especially sensitive to UV light. Eyes can get sunburnt without any obvious symptoms. Unlike a sunburn, which itches and may even hurt, prompting you...

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Pastel-tinted shades – not just for Easter!

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Gorgeous pastel shades, straight out of the Easter bunny's basket!

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Which should you spend more on – sunscreen or sunglasses?

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Summer – carefree and whimsical, free and easy! Okay, not so free. Summer brings some expenses with it. There’s travel to the beach or the lake, a good bathing suit or three, a great-looking towel. It adds up. But one thing you don’t want to stint on is protection from the sun. That means investing in a high-SPF sunscreen and a UV400-protective pair of shades. How much should you spend? Sunscreen can run you anywhere from $7 to $50 and up. If you’ve been slathering up for many years, you likely have a favorite brand or two, or you can...

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