Children’s eye care is of great importance and here at minis AND MORE… we take it very seriously. Our eyes are up to ten times more sensitive to UV damage than our skin and little ones’ eyes are particularly susceptible to UV damage because their eyes have larger pupils and clearer lenses.
UV rays from sunlight can damage the retina and the lens of the eye and can lead to long-term damage such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
As we know, getting young children to wear any form of accessories can be a nightmare – particularly sun hats and sunglasses! However, it is so vitally important. Getting them to wear them as young as possible and making them a part of your Summer dressing routine when going outdoors may help. We have also found that buying the minis sunglasses in a similar style to our own, helps to encourage them to keep them on so they can look like mummy or daddy.
Really importantly don’t forget that windows don’t fully absorb all UV rays and that water and sand reflect rays up to faces.
Here are a couple of favourite stylish kids sunglasses brands that offer full UV protection without compromising on style for your fashion-forward minis…
When purchasing children’s sunglasses it is recommended that you always look for a CE mark for quality and UV400 protection.
We are by no means experts on this subject, but we do hope that this post has helped a little in encouraging you to get your minis wearing sunglasses more often.