As we approach summer in Australia, some food for thought. We are obsessed with sunglasses in this country. Did you know that we have the highest per capita purchase rate of sunglasses in the world? It’s true that children may not be as interested as adults are in the fashion aspect of sunglasses. However, kids spend much more time outdoors than most adults do!
In fact, because children spend significantly more time outdoors than most adults, some experts say that up to half of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation can occur by age 18. (Cancer council Australia: https://wiki.cancer.org.au/policy/Position_statement_-_Eye_protection#_ga=2.65436142.1552443658.1571357457-1461529399.1571357457)
And since excessive lifetime exposure to UV radiation has been linked to the development of cataracts and other eye problems, it’s never too early for kids to begin wearing good quality sunglasses when they are outside.
Prescription sunglasses that block 100 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are extra important for children. Particularly Australian children.
We can make prescription sunglasses using any of our Miraflex frames which will ensure your children are properly protected from UV exposure, glare and that they can see clearly no matter where they are playing.
If you are interested in a second pair of prescription sunglasses for your child, please email us : firstname.lastname@example.org