Fun in the Sun; Kids Sunglasses

  • BY Zenni Optical

children wearing sunglasses

Sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement for cute and trendy Instagram kids. Due to the sensitivity of children’s eyes, sunglasses are even more necessary for children than often for adults. However, children’s sunglasses certainly don’t need to be expensive, but, you also don’t want to buy any old pair either. Below is what we recommend you look for when shopping for your child’s next pair of sunglasses.

should child wear sunglassesChildren’s Plastic Full Rim Frame

100% UVA and UVB Protection

The most important thing to look for in sunglasses for children is 100% UVA and UVB protection or UV 400. This is especially important for kids with light-colored eyes who may be even more sensitive to UV rays. Research has shown cataracts can occur in children whose eyes are not protected from excessive sunlight.

You are in luck; all Zenni sunglasses for both children and adults have UV protection already built in. For added protection for sensitive young eyes you might consider choosing wrap-around sunglasses to provide more side protection. Another good note is to always read tags before purchasing sunglasses to ensure proper protection. Not all sunglass protection are created equal, it is always important to double check.

children wear sunglassesChildren’s Plastic Full Rim Frame

Lens Tint and Color Guide

Adding tint to any pair of glasses can be fun, especially for kids. Tint colors such as amber, brown, green and gray not only add an extra layer of “cool,” but also sharpen vision in especially bright or overcast conditions. Tints also greatly reduce glare and are ideal for biking and baseball, winter skiing, and other fun outdoor sports. Amber tint is especially a perfect color for kids who are running and playing on lawns as brown or amber tints provide high contrast on grass. Green tint is good for fishing and gray is ideal for water sports.

kids sunglassesKids’ Cat-Eye Eyeglasses

Kids Prescription Glasses

Most Zenni Kids’ frames can be made into prescription sunglasses — at family affordable prices! Any of the above cool tint colors can also be added to any kids prescription frame for just $4.95 as well as gradient tints for $7.95 to create a custom pair of children’s prescription sunglasses.

Now that you know what to look for when shopping for kids sunglasses, checkout our lineup of children’s sunnies, just in time for all those barbeques, camping trips, spring breaks and outdoor fun.