UV protection kids sunglasses
I have a heap of junky sunglasses in my drawer – when I say ‘junky’ I mean: I bought them for the cool factor, not because they actually protect my eyes in any way, shape or form – this is not advisable!
My favourite pair happens to also be the most useless pair (of pink-lensed pilots); I love them but they do not shield my eyes from the sun’s mighty glare – much to the protest of my poor retinas.
Here’s a fact: eyes can get sunburned… although not in the same way as skin. According to the American Optometric Association, children are at a greater risk of UV damage because they have wider pupils and more transparent lenses, allowing a greater amount of ultraviolet light to reach the retina.
Too much exposure to damaging UVrays can cause macular degeneration in the eye as well as cataracts, cancer of the skin around the eye and other problems.
As the mum of a two-year-old, I plan to be more responsible when it comes to protecting my little one’s precious eyeballs. Children’s clothing company Little Terra has built up a fab range of UV protection kids sunglasses.
You might be thinking – “retail gimmick… summer is long gone!”
But what about the pesky UV rays that seem so much ‘brighter’ when filtered through a cloudy white sky or reflected off sheets of snow? It’s ski season people… remember!? All the more reason for a good pair of shades, especially for our kiddies.
Little Terra’s range of UV protection kids sunglasses and ski goggles have been carefully selected to filter UV rays – and there are brands suitable for all seasons.
Design features such as soft temple ends and soft silicone nose and brow pieces embedded in the frame make for a more comfortable fit. Some products also feature an adjustable neoprene strap to make sure the glasses fit securely and don’t get pulled off.
The next question: how do I get my daughter to wear her snazzy sunglasses and keep them on? I’ll let you know when I have figured it out!
Visit Littleterra.co.uk to see what’s in stock.
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