We all know sunscreen is important to put on our children…but it doesn’t do anything to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays.
Teeny Tiny Optics wants us to know that according to opticians, kids spend much more time outdoors than adults and in direct sunlight, so UV protection for their eyes is extra important! In fact, many experts believe our eyes get 80% of their total lifetime exposure to the sun’s UV rays by age 18, and excessive lifetime exposure has been linked to the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye problems. Without sunglasses, children are at a greater risk than adults for damage to their eyes because their eye lenses are not yet fully developed.
UV radiation consists of invisible rays from the sun. The three bands of UV light are: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC rays are of little concern as they are absorbed by the upper atmosphere and do not reach the Earth’s surface. UVA and UVB rays are harmful to eyes and to skin. The same bright sunshine that bothers your eyes also bothers your children’s eyes. Sunglasses aren’t just for parents.
It’s never too early for kids to begin wearing good quality sunglasses outdoors because protecting their eyes, just like their skin, is equally important. Sunglasses aren’t just for summer but a year round necessity for everyone.
Teeny Tiny Optics glasses all offer 100% UVA and UVB protection. They have eye wear in five size categories for infants through teenagers and sell to better department stores and children’s specialty boutiques. The line for girls includes flowers and plaids and others bejeweled with rhinestones and crystals. For boys there are two-tone and wrap styles which include an army camouflage print, a spiderweb print, and one with flames on the temples. They are cute and safe so they are a winner to Celebrity Baby Trends!