Can kids wear sunglasses？
23-02-22 11:34:17 By Bestsea eyewear
A good pair of sunglasses will not only enhance your appearance,but also protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays. It can be said that sunglasses are must-have for many people in summer, and many parents will also buy a pair for their children. Wearing it is not only cool, but also can protect their eyes.
A friend of mine bought a pair of sunglasses for her 6-year-old daughter. Children often play outdoors, and the sun is very strong. They are afraid that ultraviolet rays will cause damage to children's eyes.At the same time, she also worried about whether sunglasses would also affect children's visual development.
The doctor reminded that if you wear inferior sunglasses, it will not protect your eyes but will damage your vision. Children's sunglasses vary widely in price and quality, with prices ranging from a few yuan to hundreds or even thousands of yuan. With the increase of family income, parents are increasingly willing to spend money on their children, so many stores now sell special children's sunglasses. Compared with adult sunglasses, children's sunglasses have richer shapes and more beautiful colors. Once, we walked into an optical shop at random and found three types of children's sunglasses, one of which is similar to adult sunglasses; The other two models are children's, with cartoon frame and candy color lens. The salesperson said that most of the cartoon sunglasses are bought by parents of children aged 4 to 7 years old. Older children like to choose similar sunglasses with adults, which are more cool to wear.
There are also many different brands and styles of children's sunglasses on the e-commerce platform. The price of these glasses varies greatly. The cheapest one is only 11 yuan, while the highest one is more than 1000 yuan. Some merchants have also classify sunglasses by age, generally divided into 0-4 years old, 4-6 years old, 7-12 years old and other stages. Some sunglasses are also specially designed for children, such as the frame can be discolored, the temple can be bent, and the frame has wings and other patterns; Children's glasses are also made of many different materials, including children's acetate eyewear, metal eyewear, titanium eyewear, plastic glasses and TR90 children's glasses. There are many styles and colors to choose from. But the question is, is it necessary for children to wear sunglasses?
According to some online reports, children under the age of 6 cannot wear sunglasses, which will affect visual development. For this reason, a reporter specially interviewed a famous glasses expert in China. Here are some suggestions from this expert, hoping to give you reference.
Sunglasses are not suitable for children aged 0-3, and children aged 3-6 need to wear them under the guidance of a doctor. In order to develop visual function, infants under 3 years old need more bright light and clear object stimulation. These infants and young children can use some healthy ways to protect their eyes, for example, try to avoid the time when the ultraviolet rays are relatively strong (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) to go out for activities; You can use hats, umbrellas and other items to block direct sunlight from your eyes. When children aged 3-6 are in some strong light environment, you can choose a pair of high-quality sunglasses with anti-ultraviolet function to reduce the irritation of strong light to the eyes. However, children's visual development needs effective stimulation of normal light on the macular area of the retina, otherwise it may cause amblyopia. Therefore, the light transmittance of children's sunglasses cannot be lower than 30%. When the light transmittance is lower than 30%, it may not be able to ensure that the macular area of the retina can be effectively stimulated.
Good quality sunglasses can protect your eyes from UV rays, but if you choose and wear them incorrectly, it can increase the damage to your eyes instead of protecting them. The expert suggested that when buying sunglasses, children should first do an eye examination and choose the right sunglasses according to their eyesight. Children should not wear sunglasses for long periods of time or indiscriminately, except for those who suffer from diseases that require them. Don't wear it for more than an hour when the sun is strong and don't wear it indoors or in a cool place. Even if they wear proper sunglasses, they should tell children not to look directly at the sun and avoid playing outside in the noon when UV rays are strong.
Therefore, it is very important to choose appropriate sunglasses for children, and most parents may pay more attention to style and color, and think that children wear them more beautiful. Through the analysis of this expert, we know that no matter what type of acetate glasses, metal glasses, titanium eyewear, plastic eyewear, or horn glasses and wood glasses made of natural materials, it doesn't matter. The key is to fit your children, and the lens is the key.