Unlike adults, kids and toddlers are not that seriously concerned with the element of fashion that lies with sunglasses. But on the contrary they are in need of sunglasses a lot more than the adults. Kids spend most of their time outdoors and hence it becomes more than necessary for them to wear 100% UV protective sunglasses that safeguards their tender vision.

According to experts, most of us experience about 80% of the total revelation to harmful UV rays of the Sun by the age of 18 only. Moreover, it’s already a clinically proven fact that unwarranted exposure to Ultra Violet radiation during an individual’s lifetime leads to cataract and a lot of other serious eye problems. So it is always good for children to wear quality sunglasses as early as possible when spending time outdoors.

Other than UV radiation there are a number of other latent dangers that the sunlight can cause to your child’s eyes. Of late scientists have recommended that enduring contact to HEV or high energy visible light rays often termed as “blue light” may result into serious damage to the eyes over an extended period of time. In fact this can also lead to the inception and macular degeneration later on in adulthood.

Children’s eyes are much more tender and vulnerable to HEV and UV radiation than adult’s eyes. The young eyes in kids are not as capable as the adult eyes in filtering the high energy rays like HEV and UV radiation. Hence it would be a wise decision on the parts of the parents to make their kids wear protective sunglasses when they go outdoors or are playing in open sunlight.

In addition another very important point that the parents need to be aware of is that exposure of their kids to UV radiation increases largely at the higher altitudes, exceedingly reflective environments and the tropical areas. This would include water surfaces, snowfields and sandy beaches. So when visiting similar areas it would be very necessary to make their kids wear aptly UV protective sunglasses.

Choosing the Lens Color for your kid’s sunglasses

The texture of the sunglasses does not affect the intensity of the UV protection that it provides. As long as the optician ensures that the sunglasses are cent percent UV protective, the tint density and the color of the lens can just go according to one’s personal preferences.

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