I wear sunglasses year round. The sun actually bothers me more in the winter than it does in the summer. I started wearing sunglasses when I started wearing contacts in Jr. High. My SO also wears sunglasses. The kids it is hit or miss. They usually break their sunglasses a few days after they get a pair.
Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
My kids always wear sunglasses when we leave the house & on really sunny days they wear their sun hats (sometimes my oldest steals her daddy's baseball caps!). My oldest girl is 4 & my lil girl is 1. I never have a problem getting them to wear hats or sun glasses. Probably because their dad & I always wear them (well, I'm not much of a hat person...he is though).
DH and I both wear sunglasses year round and hats when we are playing golf, tennis or hiking. I also wear sun hats at the beach and poolside. My kids wear hats (both baseball and sun hats) without a problem but only the youngest likes sunglasses. DS has transitional lenses on his glasses but not RX sunglasses.
DH and I are both very sun-sensitive, and wear sunglasses all the time. DS, however... well, he has a lot of sensory defensiveness with his head, so sunglasses are really a struggle for him. But we keep trying, because he refuses to wear a hat for the same reason.
I used to wear sunglalsses all summer because when I was wearing contacts my eyes were super sensitive to the sun. But now that I've ben wearing my galssess pretty consistently for the last 5 years, I don't usually wear sunglasses- too much hassle. I have a pair of prescriptiion sunglasses, but I only break them out for the beach because that's the only place the sunglare really bugs me. I wear baseball caps frequently.
DS wears sunglasses outside but chucks them after 5 minutes. He will wear a baseball cap longer but it depends on what he is doing. DD, whose eyes are lighter than DS's, loves sunglassses wears hers much longer, but will also give them up if they interfere with her play. SHe complains about the sun in her eyes. She doesn't like sun hats or baseball caps as much but I bought her a Dora cap that lasts slightly longer.
DH , who has blue eyes and wears glasses, is not bothered by the sun at all. He loves baseball caps - they cover up his bald spot!
I have Rx sunglasses & the transition lenses on my regular glasses in case I don't have my sunglasses. DD & DS have several pairs of sunglasses but normally can't find them & don't wear them too often. Dh wears sunglasses pretty often. Hopefully the kids will get into the habit as they get older too.
I wear sunglasses year round. I've got to have atleast 6 pairs but for some reason the only ones that get lost are the expensive ones....cheap ones hang around forever. haha. DF wears his all the time. Except of course if he leaves them in his truck since my car is the family vehicle. DD has multiple sunglasses as well. She normally only breaks them out in the summer and has to be reminded to put them on. I think they're is a pair in the car and the rest are in her drawers.
We insist that the girls wear either sunglasses or hats or both when they're outside. I worry about their vision. DH always wears a hat and I try to remember to as well to set a good example for the girls. If it's bright out, DH and I wear sunglasses too.
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