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Sunglasses come in different styles, frame materials, frame size, lens colors, and designs. If you have tried to purchase your own sunglasses, you probably know already that picking a single pair of glasses can be really tricky especially if you just walk into an optical store or perhaps visit an online optical shop without knowing anything about the factors that you need to consider when buying sunglasses.
Just like how you choose your own prescription glasses, you also need to be as detailed as possible when picking the right sunglasses for your kids. Here are a few important points that you need to take into account when buying the right quality sunglasses for your kids.
If you think that you are at high risk of getting eye-related disorders like macular degeneration and cataracts because of the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays and you need a good pair of sunglasses to keep your eyes protected, think of how much your kids need protection from the sun as well.
Your kids' eyes and the skin around their eyes and on their eyelids are more sensitive and more delicate than yours. This makes them more vulnerable to the various eye and skin damages caused by the ultraviolet rays most especially if they always spend time outdoors.
As much as possible, pick the pair of kids' sunglasses that provides 99% or 100% protection against the sun's UVA and UVB rays. As early as 3 years old, you should encourage your kids to make it a habit to wear protective sunglasses whenever they need to stay outdoors.
Kids, in general, are naturally active and mostly they care less about the welfare of their things. When purchasing an eyewear for your kids, pay more attention to the durability than the price. If you can find very sturdy and durable glasses at a lower price, the better.
Make sure that your kid's eyewear is scratch resistant, flexible, and do not easily break so that in the event that your child accidentally drop it or perhaps step on it, it won't get damaged right away.
Check if the sunglasses provide as much coverage that your child's eyes need. Make sure that the lens of the glasses does not only cover the eyes of your little one but also the skin around them.
Each of the lens colors has its own uses and purpose. Make sure to pick the color that your child can use in almost all activities and weather conditions. The most flexible color is green. You can also pick black, brown, gray, and blue.
When buying a pair of prescription glasses for your child, it is also important that you let him or her decide which one to choose. Once you have handpicked a few pairs based on the important points above, let your child pick the one he or she likes the most. It's your child who will wear the eyewear, anyway, and not you.