Children spend more time outdoors than most adults do yet, we rarely consider sunglasses for our kids.
Wearing sunglasses is as important as sunscreen for children.
Here are some points to consider when buying sunglasses for your kids:
- Impact-resistant lenses: The best lenses for children’s sunglasses are made of polycarbonate.
- Large, close-fitting frame: For the best protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and to keep dust and other debris from getting in your child’s eyes, a relatively large yet close-fitting frame is the best design for children’s sunglasses.
- “Unbreakable” frame material: Look for children’s sunglasses that have flexible frames to avoid breakage and potential eye or facial injury from a frame that snaps upon impact.
- Spring hinges: Hinges that extend beyond 90 degrees and have a spring action to keep the fit of the frame snug will decrease the risk of your child’s sunglasses falling off or getting damaged during sports and other play.
- An elastic band: An elastic band that attaches to the end of each of the frame’s earpieces can help prevent loss or damage to children’s sunglasses.