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Sunglasses for Kids

In fact, some experts say we get up to 80% of our lifetime exposure to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation by the time we’re 18 years old.

Many styles available

You should have no trouble finding sunglasses your child will enjoy wearing. Children’s sunglasses are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes. And virtually any children’s frame can be transformed into sunglasses by adding prescription or non-prescription sun lenses.

Metal frames are very popular for children’s sunglasses because of their durability. Wraparound styles like those worn by adults are also popular in scaled-down versions for kids. Because they fit closer to the face than traditional frame styles, wraparound sunglasses provide superior UV protection not only for your child’s eyes, but for the delicate skin around their eyes as well.

Choose lenses with 100% UV protection

Photochromic polycarbonate lenses are a good choice for kids who need prescription eyewear. These lenses darken automatically when exposed to the sun’s UV rays, and then quickly return to a clear state indoors – so one pair of eyeglasses does the job of two! They also provide 100% UV protection.

Don’t forget the accessories!

To protect your investment in your child’s sunglasses, purchase a durable, hard-shell carry case for them. Also, make sure your son or daughter knows how to clean and care for their eyewear. Getting sunglass cords (commonly called “retainers”) is also a good idea. These are attached to the temples of the frame so your child can remove their sunglasses and the eyewear will stay with them – hanging from their neck instead of getting misplaced.

Book An Appointment

Due to Coronavirus, we have made changes to our schedule and availability.

We are only open at the Glenway office for eye medical emergencies, and by appointment only.

For eye emergencies call 513-661-4450 or if it is after hours call 513-607-4209.

FREE HOME DELIVERY OF ANY CONTACT LENS ORDER/ EVEN EXPIRED CONTACT LENS RX WILL BE FILLED FOR A LIMITED SUPPLY.

Call 513-661-4450, between 12:00 and 6:00 Monday through Saturday, and Sunday 12:00 -4:00.

Stay safe, stay healthy.