Whether you are off travelling the world, or just enjoying a sunny day in the garden. There is always a huge need when it comes to protecting your children from UV rays. Parents the world over apply sunscreen to their children to protect them from the harmful rays of the sun.
While sunscreen is essential, sunglasses are equally as important when it comes to protecting your little monsters from UV rays.
How UV Rays Cause Harm
The UV rays that are emitted from the sun are a form of radiation. This UV radiation from the can cause damage to the DNA situated in the skill cells. Over time this damage builds up and can create a damaging influence on the cells. The impact causes the cells to grow out of control when this happens; the effects can be awful.
The UV rays can also cause significant problems with our eyes. The UV radiation can, over time lead to macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in elderly people.
It is also thought that UB-B rays from the sun can also cause a form of cataracts. Cataracts are a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This part of the eye is what focuses the light we observe.
Why Are Children’s Eyes At Risk
Something we never think to do after applying sunscreen is putting sunglasses on our young ones; this, unfortunately, can have dire consequences. Children’s eyes are at more risk from the UV rays of the sun than adults. Children’s eyes are clearer and allow more light to penetrate than that of an adult.
The amount of light let in allows the UV rays to do far more damage than they could to us. Children without sunglasses are left defenceless against the rays emitted from the sun.
If your children are exposed to the sun for long periods, there is a considerable risk of irreversible and severe damage being caused to the eyes. Prolonged exposure to UV rays could have lasting effects for your child, so now is the time to find a solution.
Well, the solution is both simple and complicated at the same time. The answer is, of course, sunglasses, but generic sunglasses that you can find on any shelf just won’t cut it.
It is crucial when shopping for sunglasses to find a reputable brand like Izipiz or Sons + Daughters eyewear. Both of these brands offer complete UV protection which will completely shield your young one’s eyes from the harmful rays from the sun. Cheaper brands often provide little to no protection; some can even do more harm than good when it comes to UV rays.
Both Izipiz or Sons + Daughters eyewear offer a wide variety of glasses, just in case, your young one happens to be fussy. These glasses while being essential for safety, are incredibly stylish, and there are options for everybody.
So next time you head out for a family day at the beach, make sure the sunglasses are next to the factor 50.
Our top picks for kids Sunglasses
Ready to grab a pair of Sunnies for your kid? I’ve summed up some of my favourite brands below.
Sun Kids Collection – Pastel Pink | Izipizi
IZIPIZI Kids sunglasses are trendy, innovative and colourful. With sun protective category 3 lenses, frames are available in a range of colours and include a removable silicone strap. Each pair is packaged in a card gift box with soft felt pouch.
- Category 3 lenses – 100% UV protection
- Polarized anti-reflective lenses
- For kids aged 12 to 36 months
- Silicone head strap
- Flexible hinges
- Packaged in card gift box with soft felt pouch
Frame dimensions: 11cm x 3.9cm x 11cm
ROCKY II – Matte Black with black lens | Sons + Daughters
While exceedingly rare, a scene-stealing sequel is a reality in the world of Sons + Daughters. Macho fashion sunglasses for kids, dripping with bravado and swagger.
Rocky II, sunglasses for kids are equipped with 100% UV Protection lenses to ensure your child has the same level of protection you do.
SUGGESTED FOR AGES 3–6