SUNGLASSES – More than just a fashion statement
The Vision Council of America conducted a study that found that nearly half of parents reported that their children seldom or never wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection. Studies have shown that the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to increased risk for cataracts and macular degeneration as we age. With UV exposure everywhere outdoors, be sure that your child is protected by an appropriate pair of sunglasses.
- 100% UV Protection
- Proper Fit – Chances are a child won’t just “grow into” cheap sunglasses so select a pair that fits right for today.
- Impact resistant lenses
- Spring hinges help to stand up to rough wear
- For very young children, look for straps or ear pieces that wrap around the ears, this helps keep them up on their nose.
Specialty Sunglasses for Children
Children’s eyes are very vulnerable to UV rays, and the younger the child, the more protection they need. Lenses in children’s eyes do not have the same protective pigments that adults eyes have.
A child’s lens is totally transparent, and has a very large pupil, which allows them to absorb more solar radiation than adults. Even in the shade, eyes are exposed to UV rays reflected by the sky and surfaces around us. Babies and young children depend on adults to provide the appropriate eye protection.
Until children reach the age of 3, they spend most of their time looking up to see the world. Sunglasses for babies (photos to the right) have large, dark lenses that are shock resistant. Flexible frames and strong lenses are important for active children. All Julbo’s glasses are fun, colorful, reversible, with wrap-around styling. They provided 100% protection against UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
Between the ages of 3 and 10, children need sunglasses that can take a lot of punishment, look great and provide great eye protection, like the glasses shown at the left. Julbo also provides frames for ages 10 to 15 which combine the style teens want with the size and shape of their heads for great fit.