Sunglasses aren’t only for fashionable celebrity kids! Quality children's sunglasses
play an important role in protecting your children from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Recently, there has been widespread awareness about skin cancer and the dangers of UV rays, making most parents very attentive to protecting their kids with sunscreen, hats and long sleeve bathing suits. However, children’s eyes are often overlooked. Some parents think that if their kids are wearing a wide rim hat that their face is protected and uv protective sunglasses are unnecessary. But that is definitely not the case. The sun’s rays reflect off of the ground, snow and water from below and penetrate their eyes. When looking for a pair of children’s 100% UV protection sunglasses
, consider these helpful points below.
Find sunglasses that block out 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Avoid low quality glasses that have vague labels like “Blocks UV rays” and cheap brands that don’t specify the percentage of UV rays blocked. Specifically look for 100% UV Protection sunglasses.
Investing in a quality pair, even if they are a bit on the pricier side may be cheaper in the long run. Cheap low quality sunglasses break and you may go through several pairs. Quality sunglasses typically last longer, fit better and have a higher grade of UV protection. If your child has a habit of losing their sunglasses, consider a purchasing a retainer to keep there eyewear around their neck.
Buy sunglasses that matches your kid’s activity level. If your child likes to run and falls often, find glasses that are shatterproof and made of durable plastic. Quality hinges play a big role in durability too! Kids will often take off and put on the sunglasses multiple times. Having hinges that can endure kid’s handling is an important factor. Hinges are also essential for comfort and fit!
Make It Fun!
Remember, you’re not the one who has to wear the glasses. Let them make the choice so they like what they’re wearing. If they choose their own sunglasses they are more likely to wear them even when you’re not around!