Home > Eye care > Choosing the Right Sunglasses Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Sep 13, 2010 by Cleveland Clinic, Views: 4902 The sun can damage your eyes, sunglasses offer the best protection. Sunglasses with UVA and UBA sun protection are recommended. Children as young as six months old should wear sunglasses. Overexposure to the suns rays all year round can cause the formation of several eye disease including cataracts and macular degeneration.