Benefits of Kids Sunglasses
A survey from the Vision Council of America shows that 50% of the children in the United States today wear or own sunglasses. Thanks to the growing influence of the media, kids sunglasses have become part of the fashion ensemble for the young ones.
However, most parents do not realize that children need sunglasses to protect their eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Children are more vulnerable to sun damage because the lenses in their eyes are more transparent compared to adults. In fact, 80% of a person’s exposure to UV rays during his or her lifetime transpires before the age of 18.
According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, protection from chronic UV exposure minimizes the child’s risk of developing cataracts, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Since children have more exposure to UV rays and they lack the ability to block its harmful effects, parents must make sure that their children are well protected. More than being a fashion statement, kids’ sunglasses are now made with UV protection.
With the genius of different designers and brands, children can have both protection and fashion in one. There are plenty of designs, colors, lens shapes, and frames to choose from. Children and parents will adore the cute and vibrant styles for boys and girls. There are fun shutter shades inspired by the 80s. There are cartoon-inspired glasses such as the Surfs Up and Iron Man sunglasses.
The best part about this is that there is no need to spend a lot of money on eyewear since these cute sunglasses are available in reasonable prices. You can buy infant sunglasses with UV 400 protection for as low as $4. For designer brands, you can purchase them for around $9.
Aside from protection and fashion, these glasses are also made of high grade materials that are built to withstand trauma. Most children tend to bite, step, or throw these glasses in various occasions so the materials have to be durable and safe to use for kids.