Children Sunglasses and Clip-on
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is part of the electromagnetic spectrum emitted by the sun. Prolonged human exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eye and immune system.
Why Kids Sunglasses?
Although most parents are aware that sun protection is vital for skin, many do not realise our eyes are naturally ten times more sensitive to UV light or that children are most at risk. Excessive exposure to UV rays in your early childhood is particularly harmful to your eyes, possibly only showing up later in life. Thus sun protection is vital for children by wearing 100% UV protection sunglasses – and not toy sunglasses!
The World Health Organization (WHO) says children are at especially high risk of damage from UV radiation, recommend they wear children sunglasses and states that over exposure to the sun can cause or accelerate:
- inflammations of the cornea
- conjunctiva in the eye
- cataract development
- corneal sunburn (photokeratitis)
- cancer development
We carry a range of children sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection from ages 3 to 12 including those wrap style sunglasses design for a close, comfortable fit that minimizes peripheral sunlight. Polarized clip-on are also available to fit onto individual frame for UV protection and glare.