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How to Choose the Right Sunglasses for Children?

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 Summer is our favorite time of the year. Hot weather, vacation, and quality time with the family make it special. Children are constantly on the go. Because they spend a lot of time outdoors, playing and running around, they are naturally more exposed to the sun's rays. However, remember to protect your children's eyes because during the summer UV are more intense than ever. Here are a couple things to keep in mind when buying sunglasses:

 SMALL, DELICATE EYES

Children's eyes, unlike those of their parents, are not naturally protected from the sun. Before the age of one, a child's crystalline lens is transparent. This means it allows 90% of UVA and 50% of UVA rays to pass through it and reach the retina.

From the age of 25, however, UV rays are absorbed in part by the lens and the cornea. What's more, babies have not yet developed the full ability to blink, nor the natural reflex to squint to protect themselves from bright lights. Most of the damage to the eyes is sustained during childhood, and be easily prevented by wearing sunglasses. 

 

But sunglasses can only protect children if they are worn! This fact aside, when it comes to glasses, children have different requirements from adults; they move around more and are more likely to bump into things. They also have different face shapes (for example, babies and toddlers have flatter noses). These needs change as the children grow.

Frames need to be:

  • Large enough to block light coming in from all sides
  • Available in different sizes so that they fit different faces
  • Adapted for smaller noses

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Lenses need to filter 100% of UV rays and meet EN1836 standards and sun exposure indicators.

OUR LENSES

Our kids sunglasses are available with Spectron 4 et Spectron 3.

 

OUR FRAMES

Reversible frames for babies; no hinges (0 - 4 years)

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For little ones that are not so little (3-6 years)

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For older children. (5 - 12 year)

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