Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Your Kids
Not all accessories are created equal when it comes to sun protection. Choosing the best sunglasses for kids is a tricky one especially if you do not want to break the bank while trying to get the best quality for your child.
Should my child wear sunglasses? Will a sun hat do the job?
Kids spend more time outside and they do not search for a shade as adults do. Half of our lifetime UV exposure occurs by the age 18 according to experts.
Sunhats protect the skin and provide good shade for the face, however there is still a percentage of UV rays reflecting from the surface like sand or concrete. For full protection, sunglasses are the best option for protecting the eyes.
UV Protection: How Much is Enough?
The most important feature to look for in a pair of sunglasses is how much sun protection the glasses offer. David Granet, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Baby Center, recommends buying a pair which blocks 99-100 % UVA and UVB rays, and UV absorption up to 400 nm (nanometers). All of Jan & Jul sunglasses are UV400 and provide 100% from all UV rays.
Polarization: Why Get Shades with Polarized Lenses?
All tinted lenses reduce brightness, but polarized lenses reduce glare. Glare happens when the sun hits a surface and reflected at a greater magnitude. Harsh glare has harmful impacts on your kid’s vision — from reduced depth and color perception to temporary blindness. You are most likely to encounter glare on a bright day, in the snow or on the water. Jan & Jul’s sunglasses with polarized lenses allow your toddler to play outside even on the brightest days in any environment.
Durability: Can Sunglasses Hold up to Beating?!
Kids are hard on their sunglasses. We’ve designed our sunglasses with lightweight, ultra flexible frames that are virtually unbreakable. Lenses are shatter proof and scratch resistant too!
Yes, sunglasses end up everywhere and if it is a child’s pair they really need to take a beating. We do not want you to constantly worry about sunglasses getting broken and buying new sunglasses every season. Therefore, we use the latest technology to make these kids’ sunglasses with super flexible and virtually unbreakable frames with shatter proof lenses.
Comfort: Would my child wear sunglasses?
The best sunglasses for kids are the ones they like! We do our best to make all sunglasses lightweight and comfortable for your kids and use colors they love. Jan & Jul sunglasses are ultra lightweight with a smooth and soft finish. Each pair comes with a strap to help to keep them in place on babies and toddlers.