These days, you see more and more kids sporting sunglasses on their day out on the beach or in the park. This may seem like an unusual fashion statement for children too young to understand anything. But the real reason why most parents buy kids sunglasses is protection. With the ozone hole and other concerns regarding harmful UV rays, parents are more inclined to pay serious attention to protecting the delicate eyes of their little ones. So, yes, kids sunglasses are important. Of course, it helps that these sunglasses are now available in a wide range of colors, shapes and styles! If you buy the right sunglasses, your kids will love them and you can stay happy that their eyes are well protected.

While buying sunglasses for your children, it is important to remember that fashion, style and looks are not the bottom line. Protection is what matters the most. Buy square sunglasses  that are large enough to protect the delicate eyes and surrounding area of your child’s eyes. If your child is able to peer over the glasses, then you may need a larger frame.

Check whether the sunglasses you select offer enough UV protection. High quality sunglasses are coated for UV protection. Cheap sunglasses too have dark tints, but these tints are more harmful than useful as they offer little protection against UV rays. Do not be confused by the dark color. UV protection has nothing to do with color.

Often, parents do not want to buy kids sunglasses for the simple reason that kids tend to lose something that is precariously perched at the end of their noses. This is natural, but that does not make it acceptable. You can prevent this from happening by buying sunglasses that have chains so that these can be hung around the neck. If you cannot find sunglasses with chains, get the chains fixed.

Kids sunglasses are available in almost the same color and styles as those for adults. Of course, there are cool funky colors and some daring designs to choose from. There are special sunglasses for children who need to wear them for sports. Also available are conservative sunglasses that can be worn for formal occasions. Almost all kids love bright colors and kids sunglasses are available in a wide array of lovely colors. Designs and styles also vary. You can get frames in various shapes. So, it is easy to purchase sunglasses that suit your child’s face.

While designer sunglasses for kids come in metal frames, it is advisable for kids to wear sunglasses with plastic frames. Plastic is durable, flexible and scratch proof. It is the ideal material for a curious, carefree child whose main aim in life is to have fun, with or without sunglasses.

When buying kids sunglasses, it is advisable to check the fit of the glasses. You need sunglasses that slide easily, but do not come off quickly. It is natural for the child to complain of some amount of tightness when they first wear the frame. Frames generally become a tad loose after they are worn for some time. At the same time, take care that you do not buy sunglasses that slip off easily.