Don’t kid yourself. As our ozone depletes, the adverse effects of sun exposure will compromise our ocular health to a greater extent. And children’s eyes are at the highest risk of damage.
According to the Essilor Group, a world leader in the production of ophthalmic lenses, about 80% of our lifetime exposure to UV radiation occurs before the age of 20. The penetrating force of low wavelength radiation is strong enough to result in ocular lesions!
Until a child’s crystalline lens is fully developed, harmful UVA (Aging rays) and UVB (Burning rays) will be absorbed by the retina as follows:
-Before age 1, 90% of UVA rays and more than 50% of UVB rays
-From ages 10 to 13, 60% of UVA rays and 25% of UVB rays
As a preventative measure against prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, our Eglinton Avenue location stocks a range of sunglasses specifically for children. Each pair provides broad spectrum UV protection from their low distortion, optically ground lenses.
Oliver Goldsmith’s OG: Mini Icons are exact replicas of revered vintage pieces scaled to suite ages 4-14. They are hand made to the same uncompromising standards as the originals.
The kids are offered exclusive colour combinations , like ‘Jam Sandwich’ and ‘Bumble Bee’, which are unavailable in the adult versions.
A selection of styles featuring shater resistant lenses is also available from Sons + Daughters Eyewear .