Paul Michelson, MD, an ophthalmologist and chairman of the Better Vision Institute, the medical advisory arm to The Vision Council says that most people don't understand how harmful UV exposure is to the eyes.
"Even those who do understand, few understand it is the cumulative exposure that can be damaging," says Michelson.
"The good news is, some people wear sunglasses some of the time," Michelson says. "The bad news is, not enough people wear them enough of the time."
Michelson sums it up by stressing that It's never too early to put sunglasses on kids. And it's never too late to begin wearing them.