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Eyewear for Kids

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On bright, sunny days many adults wear sunglasses as protective accessory 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 creation of fashion look nor for eye protection from harmful rays of 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 its purchase until teenage years.

Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that due to inadequate eyes protection in childhood people may suffer from eye diseases in their adulthood. If to believe the latest research, UV exposure can harm the eyes as well as the skin. Eyes even more sensitive to harmful sun light than 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 to look 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.

Choosing children's glasses for vision is not an easy task. The frame should be comfortable and liked by a kid otherwise he will refuse to wear it. What to pay attention on when choosing a good pair of sunglasses for kids? First of all make sure the sunglasses offer a safe level of UV protection. It's better to choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. The frame should be lightweight, hypoallergenic, plastic and comfortable while the eyepiece should be large enough to completely cover the eye. The bend of the earhook 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. Select close-fitting glasses, better having wrap-around shape which cover 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.

Pay attention on 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 being 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 safety and light. 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 wear toy glasses- they don't have any protective function and may even damage eyes with their dark tinted lenses allowing more UV light enter 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.