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Sunglasses for Children to play safe outside this summer

About 50 percent of actual eye damage occurs before the age of 18. This means children need eye protection even more than adults do. Here is a bit of information to help your kids stay protected when playing outside this summer.

Human eyes have natural mechanisms of protection from the light and foreign bodies, such as eye lashes, blinking, tearing or even the bone structure around the eyes.

But just as excessive sun exposure can damage your skin, it can also damage your eyes over time, causing photokeratitis or contributing to cataracts or macular degeneration. All because of the harmful effects of UV radiation.

The natural lens in your eye blocks out more UV light as you get older. This means the younger you are, the more important it is to protect your eyes from UV rays. Hence, it is extremely important to get your kids a pair of sunglasses before letting them play outside in the summer, so that their fragile eyes stay protected, whilst they are still developing.

But sunglasses are not just for protection in sunny days. Cloudy days can do as much harm to children as bright clear days. Even though it seems odd, you can get as much, or even more, sun exposure on an overcast day than you can on a bright day.

What is UV Radiation?

The sun’s UV radiation breaks down into three types: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. And although the earth’s ozone layer absorbs UV-C rays,  both UV-A and UV-B rays penetrate that layer and can cause damage.

When picking the right pair of sunglasses for children, choose shades that screen out most of the damaging UV rays. If a certain pair of sunglasses neglects to offer details about UV protection, avoid those. Keep in mind that the colour and degree of darkness of the lenses have nothing to do with the sunglasses’ ability to block UV rays.

Euro Optics UK Ltd is one of the UK’s largest importer, wholesaler and distributor of eyewear, with over 30 years’ experience. If you wish to know more about sunglasses, reading glasses and eyewear, keep checking our blog or visit Euro Optics UK | Wholesaler of Sunglasses, Reading Glasses and Optical Frames at www.euro-optics.co.uk.

What makes good children's sunglasses

Sunglasses aren’t just an eyewear essential for adults. Because children’s bodies are in their development stage, kids are the most affected by the harmful effects of UV rays. Specially because children spend a lot more time outdoors than adults.

As a parent or a sunglasses retailer it is useful that you recognize what makes good children’s sunglasses.

Good children’s sunglasses should block off 100% of the sun’s UV rays. That is because the more kids are exposed to the sun, the more likely they may develop cataracts or other eye related diseases before the age of 18.

Good quality eyewear for kids should be comfortable, but also fun to wear. Because kids are restless and always on the go, children’s sunglasses should be soft and flexible, with rubber frames.Also, unlike adults, children must develop the habit of carrying and wearing a pair of children’s sunglasses, wherever they go.

In terms of colour, there is no direct relationship between the lenses’ tint and protection, however most sunglasses with brown or amber colours are able to block off UV rays. But because kids are always moving around we recommend good children sunglasses with impact-proof and scratch-proof lenses.

Finally, pick the right kids sunglasses style. Kids won’t wear the best sunglasses for children if they are not fun to wear. If you want to make sure that your child will like the eyewear you will buy, always bring them along so you can try the different selections and ask on what they like the most.

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Sunglasses for children

The use of sunglasses by children, is not a fashion issue. It is the only way to protect their eyes from an adverse and hostile environment.

Scientific evidence abounds stating the impact direct sunlight can have in accelerating the aging of the retina and facilitating the development of cataracts. Thus, wearing dark quality lenses with suitable filters that block ultraviolet radiation is paramount in preventing eye diseases. Childhood, particularly school age, is therefore the perfect time to start wearing sunglasses.

When it comes to frames, children models of sunglasses that combine good taste with functionality are a great option. The lenses must be made of organic acrylic or polycarbonate (for lightness and strength) and should have spring rods for greater flexibility during use.

Remember glasses not only protect kid’s eyes of harmful UV rays when the sun is bright but also their sensitive eyelids and part of the face. Moreover, they help kids see better when playing outdoor or at the beach.

Euro Optics UK Ltd is one of the UK’s largest importer, wholesaler and distributer of eyewear, with over 30 years’ experience. If you wish to know more about sunglasses, reading glasses and eyewear, keep checking our blog or visit Euro Optics UK | Wholesaler of Sunglasses, Reading Glasses and Optical Frames at www.euro-optics.co.uk.

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