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Sunglasses for Kids
Children may not be as interested as adults are in the fashion aspect
of sunglasses. However, they need sun protection just as much as adults
do and sometimes even more, since they are spending more time playing
outdoors and in direct sunlight.
The most progressive designs for children's
sunwear (kids aged 3 to
12) are modeled after the very ones worn by adults. The colourful, adolescent
styles are still available, but sunglass companies have found a niche
in appealing to children's desire to look like their parents or older
Oval, round, rectangular, cat-eye and geometric shapes are all popular
in cool, sophisticated colours like greens, blues, tortoise and black.
Metal frames are very popular, but the real news for kids is in plastic
frames that look like miniatures of the trendy adult styles. Also, sporty
styles for kids like wraparounds are available as well in miniature adult
editions. One important factor to remember is that sunglass lenses are
impact resistant but they are not shatterproof.
Many parents prefer polycarbonate
lenses for their children's eyewear and sunwear since they are strong,
durable and impact-resistant. Special sports eyewear and sunglasses designed
for rough activities are available as well.
UV protection is also very important for children. Most sunglasses feature
99 percent or 100 percent protection from UVA and UVB rays and are suitable
for wear by children as well Be sure to check labels on the lenses or
with the salesperson to ensure you have chosen the appropriate frames
for your child's health and safety.
Top Trends in Kids' Sunglasses
- Styling that mimics
that of adult sunglasses — cool, sophisticated
- Hip plastic styles in great colours
- Sports eyewear
in scaled-down adult versions.
- Fashion designers
and recognizable cartoon and television programs have lent their
names and design sense to kids' sunglasses and eyeglasses