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Children and UV-protection

Sunglasses are not only an accessory, they are a necessary step in protecting the eyes of children from the dangers of the sun. While most parents use sunscreen to protect the skin of their children, an unfortunately large amount do not think about protecting the eyes of their children. Protecting children’s eyes is crucial, as their eyes are very sensitive to UV-light and as they spend considerable amounts of time outside every day. 

The sunlight that reaches us is made up of two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). Overexposure to ultraviolet light is thought to be a cause of cataracts, retinal damage and other eye problems. Sun damage is cumulative, irreparable and can happen any time of the year. 

What can you do to protect the eyes of your children?

A key factor in protecting the eyes of your children is to get them a pair of sunglasses that fit and that they like to wear. Eyefant sunglasses offer a 100% UVA and UVB-protection and we have worked relentlessly to find a fit and cool and stylish design, that children of different ages and interests want to wear all year round. 

In addition to sunglasses, it is advisable to wear a hat as well during really sunny days. Most, weather forecast providers, also provide information on the UV-Also, don’t forget to wear sunglasses on your children in the winter. Especially in the Nordics, sunglasses should be worn on sunny winter days, because snow can reflect UV rays.

Obviously you should not fear the outdoors and sunny days, just remember to use sunglasses as often as possible.