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Eyewear for Kids

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On bright, sunny days many adults wear sunglasses as a protective accessory from the harmful and even dangerous ultraviolet rays and the sun when they have leisure outdoors, drive or go about their business outside. Sunglasses are also used by much of adults as a fashion compliment for emphasizing an image. However, we rarely see children wearing sunglasses neither for the creation of fashion look nor for eye protection from harmful rays of the sun in spite of the fact that children need to protect their eyes just as much as adults and even more. Most parents suppose that sunglasses are not an important accessory for a child and postpone their purchase until the teenage years. But this is the wrong decision and it can harm the health of the child.

It should not be forgotten that due to inadequate eyes protection in childhood people may suffer from eye diseases in their adulthood. I believe the latest research, UV exposure can harm the eyes as well as the skin. Eyes are even more sensitive to harmful sunlight than the skin, especially delicate kid's eyes. The organs of vision under the age of 10 years are particularly sensitive, therefore, ultraviolet rays pose a significant threat to them. Sunlight overexposure can lead to aging of the lens and retina damage. It is considered that kids with fair skin tend to have lighter-colored eyes and are at a greater risk for UV damage than children with darker eyes. So parents should be aware that blue eyes are more vulnerable to too much sun exposure.

It is highly recommended to use sunglasses for children from early years, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors in sunny weather or on days at the beach where there is significant sun exposure. Modern ophthalmologists recommend looking for sunglasses from the age of 2.5 years as at this age children are actively exploring the world and showing independence, and their eyes and skin are exposed to maximum sunlight and require protection. Everyone knows that it is important to wear sunglasses if you want to stay healthy. You only need one pair of glasses to keep your eyes protected in all conditions.  In addition, they help us protect vulnerable areas under kids’ eyes. The skin on this spot really needs protection, especially when we are talking about kids.

We know that choosing kid’s eyeglasses for vision is not an easy task and can be a real challenge for adults and grown-ups. A very important condition is that the frame should be comfortable and liked by a kid otherwise he will refuse to wear it. What to pay attention to when choosing a good pair of sunglasses for kids? First of all, make sure the sunglasses offer a safe level of UV protection because sun rays have a harmful effect on a child's health. It's better to choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. The frame should be lightweight, hypoallergenic, plastic, comfortable, and convenient while the eyepiece should be large enough to completely cover the eye. Plus such eyeglasses should easily slip into a small purse or pocket to always carry them with you.

Another important piece of advice for choosing suitable children's eyeglasses is that the bend of the ear hook should be right on the ear so that the glasses do not slide down. There should not be pressure on the whiskey and nose bridge. So it is important to pick up the correct size that will guarantee a perfect fit for your kid. Select close-fitting glasses, better having a wrap-around shape that covers as much eye area as possible. A strap temple or temples with spring hinges will be a good choice to put on and off glasses easily and to avoid slipping while running, climbing, or jumping.  An important condition is the high-quality materials with which glasses are crafted. The good choice will be top-rated acetate, metal, plastic, and flexible metal.

Pay attention to the material frames and lenses are made of. This should be high-quality, scratch-resistant, lightweight, kid-safe materials like silicone, rubber, polycarbonate, or flexible metal that are durable enough not to be broken, eaten or chewed out in one minute. Only plastic lenses are put in children's glasses because they are safe and light. A high-quality abrasion-resistant coating is a must because if the lens is scratched, the child does not see clearly through the glasses. Don't allow children to wear toy glasses- they don't have any protective function and may even damage eyes with their dark tinted lenses allowing more UV light enters the eyes. Let your little fashionista pick out a pair of sunglasses from a multifarious selection of shapes, colors, styles, and brands to feel cool and stylish.

It’s undoubtedly, that sunglasses were created for protection, but they still need to be unique, uncommon, and interesting for children. What can be better than the unusual and extraordinary type of glasses for children? In addition, eyewear is a really important part of the wardrobe and an accessory that can bring a kid's outfit to a new level. Of course, your child wants to follow the fashion too. Such an accessory will help to diversify your child's outfits and would be suitable for any event or occasion. Kids’ sunglasses are available in many trendy and colorful colors and even in combinations of juicy colors that will be totally perfect to link them with various types of clothes. With such an accessory your child is going to be in the spotlight. Make your choice and get the benefits of online shopping on EyeOns!