From harsh sunlight at outdoor events to the window glare in the car, kids need to wear sunglasses for the same reasons adults do. So get your little one their own pair of shades! Here’s how to find a set that checks all the boxes, including comfort, style and effectiveness.
If your kid is the type to just look at something and it’ll break, you need a pair of sunglasses that’s made from silicone. These are so soft, they’re basically indestructible—even if they drop onto a hardwood floor or sidewalk. They also come with an attached strap for extra assurance they won’t fall off—or get lost.
Maximum Sun Protection
According to Prevent Blindness America, children’s sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays that reach the Earth. Those UV rays can increase the risk of eye problems, such as cataracts, later in life. That’s why it’s…