We give a great deal of attention to protecting our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. There are sunscreens that go as high as 100 SPF. Are we neglecting our eyes? Sunglasses come in all shapes, patterns and colors. Some of them can even make us look extremely cool. They may be the best way to protect our eyes as we age. Besides protecting us from the suns’ rays, they can protect our eyes from dust, dirt, bugs and drying winds of all temperatures. Although there have been few warnings about the dangers of exposing our eyes to the sun, sunglasses can prevent a host of many dangerous eye diseases including melanoma. Glasses, no matter what the price, should have at least (400 mm) UVA protection. Color does not matter but darker is better. Wrap around is a good choice. There is also an anti-reflective coating that can be on both sides of the glass which protects rays coming from behind. Children’s eyes are extremely susceptible to the suns’ rays since they are still in development. Check with your optician if you want to be sure of what you are buying. Think of how cool it would look if the whole family went out wearing shades. I wonder if I should consider a pair for my pooch.