We scoured the globe to find them for you – the most kid-proof children’s sunglasses around!
We are stoked to be able to offer our Bon+Co customers these amazing Leosun children’s sunglasses, in 4 amazing different colour options.
Bendable and durable, these children’s sunglasses are virtually unbreakable. With super flexible frames and shatterproof, anti-scratch lenses, these are kid-proof children’s sunglasses designed to endure outdoor adventures of all kinds.
Let’s Talk Lenses
One of the main reasons we’re so impressed with Leosun’s children’s sunglasses is the high quality sun protective lenses.
All Leosun children’s sunglasses feature lenses that shield our children’s precious eyes from 100% UV rays. These are category 3 lenses with an additional anti-reflective coating.
The large, rounded lens shape of these children’s sunglasses offers full coverage and helps to make sure that little eyes receive the big protection they need. There is a choice of smoke or mirror lenses, both offering the same high quality of sun protection.
Not Just A Pretty Pair of Children’s Sunglasses
Leosun children’s sunglasses are stylishly shaped and finished, framed in solid colours (blue, pink or black) with a matte finish.
The frame size is perfect for smaller head shapes, with the longer arms ensuring a snug fit and preventing easy slippage.
The flexibility factor in the frames means that these children’s sunglasses will fit most 3 – 10 year old’s, and means that you should get a longer life out of a pair of Leosun children’s sunglasses compared to a style constructed with a more rigid frame.
Slip. Slop. Slap. Seek. SLIDE!
We were super surprised when reading a recent survey on eye health to discover that, while a whopping 73% of adults wear sunglasses regularly, only around 35% of kids wear children’s sunglasses as part of their regular sun safety practices.
With the Australian Sun Safety guidelines from the Cancer Council making it clear that ALL Australians should do the following 5 things to be SunSmart….
- SLIP on a shirt
- SLOP on sunscreen
- SLAP on a hat
- SEEK shade
- SLIDE on a pair of sunnies
…it seemed crazy to us that so many parents still aren’t insisting that their children SLIDE on a pair of good quality children’s sunglasses, especially during our intense Summers.
So, just in case you need a little more convincing, we’ve collected some extra facts and reasons on why investing in a pair of good quality children’s sunglasses it totally worth it!
Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Wear Children’s Sunglasses
- Children’s eyes are more susceptible to damage from UV radiation
The crystalline lens of a child’s eye transmits an incredible 70% more UV radiation through to the retina than the adult eye, putting their retina at a larger risk of damage in their early years. See HERE for a great article on Eye Damage due to UV Exposure
- Eye damage in childhood is permanent
The cells of the lens of the eye are never replaced! Lens proteins can’t be replenished which means that the lens cannot repair itself. Any damage to the lens in childhood is permanent. A good quality pair of children’s sunglasses, worn regularly when exposed to harsh sunlight, can help protect the lens from damage from the earliest age.
- Protection from reflection is important too
Very bright sunlight – reflected off sand, snow, water or the pavement – can cause immediate damage to the cornea, just as much as direct exposure. Hats only protect from above, not below, where reflections can do a lot of damage. A good pair of children’s sunglasses can help remedy that.
- Early protection is essential
On average, children in Australia spend more time outdoors than adults, therefore is estimated that over 1/2 of their entire life’s exposure to the sun will occur within the first 20 years of their life.
- Kids look up more than adults
True story! Their interest in discovering the world around them has our curious little looking EVERYWHERE in their early years…including directly up into the sun if something overhead should catch their attention.
- Lead by example
Like wearing seatbelts, eating well and looking before we cross the road, the best way to teach our children sun safety is to lead by example, so make sure you are following the 5 SunSmart guidelines in full yourself too: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide those sunnies on!
- Undetectable damage
Just because it doesn’t hurt, doesn’t mean it isn’t damaged. It can be tricky to explain the concept of eye sunburn to a child (or even an adult) because, unless the eye burn is very severe, they will not feel pain in the same way as they would if their skin were to become sunburned. It’s important to share that our eyes are just as sensitive as our skin to the sun, and also need regular sun protection.
- Cumulative damage
The long-term effects of sunburned eyes are cumulative. While degenerative eye issues like cataracts, macular degeneration and corneal melanomas are associated with older age, all very likely begin with childhood exposure to harmful UV radiation and blue light.
- Ozone issues
With our known Ozone depletion issues, our children’s eyes are at greater risk of UV damage than ours were back in the 70s, 80s or 90s. It might be natural to think back to your own childhood and think, ‘I didn’t wear sunnies when I was a kid and my eyes are just fine!’ We have a greater need now, environmentally, and greater data, scientifically, to do better for the next generation and offer our children’s eyes the proper protection they need from the sun.
- Looking fly!
And finally, because you know we’re all about FEELING GOOD at Bon+Co…your kids should wear children’s sunglasses because they are fun! They’ll love being able to choose a colour that expresses their personal style and slide on their sunnies in sync with you when you next step onto the beach – fully fun protected – as a family!