Ready to invest in a pair of sunglasses for your kid? Not sure if it’s worth spending the money on a quality pair or cheap sunglasses from a stand at the drugstore? Below are some key differences between kids sunglass brands like Sons + Daughters, Babiators, Real Kids Shades, and Zoobug compared to cheap no-brand drugstore sunglasses.
UV Protection and Lens Distortion
It’s true -- spending $10 on a pair of glasses or spending $100 on a pair of glasses doesn’t necessarily mean that you get less UV protection. Adding UV protection to lenses is relatively inexpensive and many cheap glasses do offer some kind of UV protection and although rare some even offer as much as a quality pair. However, the inexpensive lenses used on cheap children's sunglasses sometimes case distortion. Distortion causes discomfort, headaches and dizziness. Children are especially fussy about comfort. Sons + Daughters Eyewear uses high quality premium tinted CR-39 lenses with superior clarity and no distortion. No distortion means less fuss from the kids!
Quality and Care
It’s actually not really about cheap vs expensive and more about quality vs low quality. Every Sons + Daughters sunglasses are hand-crafted and designed with the safety and style of your child in mind. We care about our products and we care about how it fits and feels on your kids! If you’re worried about investing in an expensive pair of sunglasses that your kids will outgrow -- don’t worry we got that covered too! Each style of sunglass fits a range in age and can most likely be worn for a few years without the worry of outgrowing them too quickly.
Most of the Sons + Daughters frames are even RX ready. They can be converted into prescription sunglasses or even prescription eyeglasses for kids. Typically, cheap drugstore brands cannot be converted into prescription sunglasses. The cheap plastic may be too brittle and the lens may not be removed from the frames. Sons + Daughters sunglasses are durable and your local optician should be able to outfit your frames with prescription tinted lenses.