There’s no denying that kids in sunglasses are super cute. You can dress them up as their favorite superhero or make them look like little movie stars. You can even mix and match frame colors with their outfits.
Wherever you go, look for a good selection of sunglass frames scaled specifically for a child’s facial dimensions and a professional staff experienced in fitting children’s eyewear. Oval, round, rectangular, cat-eye and geometric shapes are all popular in cool, sophisticated colors like green, blue, and black. Metal frames are very popular, but so are plastic sunglass frames that look like scaled-down versions of trendy adult styles.
Children may not be as interested as adults are in the fashion aspect of China sunglasses. But because kids spend much more time outdoors than most adults do, China sunglasses that block 100 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are extra important for children.
Sunglasses help protect children’s eyes from UV rays and glare, whether it’s a sunny day at the beach or a cloudy day on a snowy mountaintop. Make sure your child’s sunglass lenses are made of a shatter-resistant material such as polycarbonate. And since excessive lifetime exposure to UV radiation has been linked to the development of cataracts and other eye problems, it’s never too early for kids to begin wearing good quality sunglasses outdoors.
Children’s eyes are more susceptible to UV and high-energy visible (HEV) radiation than adult eyes because the lens inside a child’s eye is less capable of filtering these high-energy rays. This is especially true for young children, so it’s wise for kids to start wearing protective sunglasses outdoors as early in life as possible.
Also, be aware that your child’s exposure to UV rays increases at high altitudes, in tropical locales and in highly reflective environments (such as in a snowfield, on the water or on a sandy beach). Protective sunglasses are especially important for kids in these situations.
During the selection and fitting of your child’s sunglasses, the optician should explain the benefits of the sunglasses and how to care for them. Often, the optician will include or recommend cleaning cloths, solutions and a protective, hard-shell case to store the sunglasses in when they are not worn.
Sunglass cords or retainers are also a good idea. These can be attached to the temples of the sunglasses so that when removed (or knocked off), the sunglasses can hang from the neck and not get misplaced. One important factor to remember is that sunglass lenses are impact resistant (as required by the FDA) but they are not shatterproof.
For parents in the know, Disoglasses sunglasses are a first-choice for protective and stylish eyewear for babies, toddlers and bigger kids. Best part? They stay on. Disoglasses sunglasses come in cheerful colors. Special frame materials and styles designed for rough activities are available as well for kids’ sunglasses.