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The eyes of children are delicate and undergo significant development until the age of 12 years. This is why you must protect them. Even if young children don't like it at first. ~
TO OVERCOME THE DIFFICULT STAGE OF GETTING THEM TO WEAR SUNGLASSES, MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE A PAIR THAT FITS THEIR FACE, FULFILS ITS PURPOSE AND... THAT THEY SOON FORGET ABOUT!
Do not confuse the UV protection index with the lens category!
The protection index of a pair of glasses is defined by the actual material the lens is made of, while the category corresponds to level of protection against glare. To choose sunglasses for your child, the lenses must be 100% anti-UV. This is the case with all our Quechua hiking glasses! As a result, these lenses filter all UVA and UVB rays.
It's also preferable to choose lenses made of polycarbonate, which is the material used for all of our sunglasses models. This is an ultra-light material offering excellent UV protection while being resistant to shocks. A good way to try and get your child to forget they are wearing sunglasses!
Sunglasses frames vary according to the age of your child. They fit the shape of their face and fulfil their needs.
The objective is to make them as comfortable as possible for your youngster!
Under 2 years: glasses with flexible frames
Up to 2 years old, toddlers do not yet have a nasal bridge. Sunglasses such as the MH B100 have a rounded shape at the nose. It's better to choose flexible plastic frames: they fit the shape of the face and, above all, they won't lose their shape and break.
From 2 to 7 years old: flexible wrap-around sunglasses
For children between 2 and 7 years old, it is advisable to choose a model such as the MH K140, with larger lenses so as not to block their field of view. Consider adding a strap so that your child won't lose or drop their glasses.
7 years or more: sunglasses for kids, like those worn by mum and dad!
From the age of 7 years, you can look at choosing glasses with more rigid frames, which resemble the adult models. It's no longer necessary to have a strap to keep them on your child's head, except in the case of more bumpy sports like skiing.