How Do Babiators Protect Little Eyes Against UV Damage?

How Do Babiators Protect Little Eyes Against UV Damage?

There’s certainly no shortage of children’s sunglasses on the market.  You can’t walk into a children’s store without bumping into a sunglasses stand.  And while they might look alright, Aussie parents have another thing to keep in mind when considering which sunglasses to buy.  Will these sunglasses protect my children’s eyes against UV damage?

To answer this question, it is best to take a look at the SunSmart recommendations for sun safety when it comes to eyes.  Sliding on a pair of sunglasses to protect eyes from harsh UV rays is a must in the harsh Australian climate.  This is especially true for children, who are particularly susceptible to UV damage. But the Cancer Council also gives us some specific guidelines about how to choose a pair of sunnies that offer the best level of UV protection.

To protect eyes from ultraviolet (UV) damage, choose sunglasses that meet Australian Standard AS1067:2016 for sunglasses (lens categories 2, 3 or 4).  Often, the lenses on the cheaper fashion sunglasses don’t protect the eyes from UV damage, even if the lenses are dark or tinted.  All Babiators sunglasses lenses meet the Australian Standard at lens category 3.  This means that the lenses absorb more than 95% of UV radiation to stop it reaching your children’s eyes.

But there’s more to the guidelines than just making sure that the lenses meet Australian standards.  For the best protection from UV damage, choose a close-fitting, wrap-around style.  This guideline is connected to a marked eye protection factor or EPF.  This is a non-regulatory rating calculated based on frame coverage of the face combined with UV, bright light and infrared protection.  While Babiators adhere to and usually exceed national requirements, they haven’t been rated based on the frame coverage.

However, if you’re looking for exceptional frame coverage, the Aviators are the style that is designed with this in mind.  The Aviators flexible frame is designed to fit snugly against little faces, remaining comfortable while also covering as much of the eye area as possible.  This stops damaging light passing through any gaps between the frame and the face, providing the best level of eye sun safety for children.

Long story short, protective lenses combined with a close-fitting, wrap-around frame are going to offer the highest level of protection against UV damage.  This is our Aviators in a nutshell.  And the best bit?  If they lose them, or break them, you are covered by our Lost and Broken Guarantee.  Winner!

 


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Size Guide

A good fit is an important part of getting kids to wear their sunglasses. Check out the guide below for the recommendations and measurements of our different Babiators sunglasses sizes:

JUNIOR

AGES 0-2

 

 Junior Babiators sunglasses fit most babies 6 months to 2 years. Babiators are made of a soft material that is comfortable and lightweight. They are designed to fit kids’ faces and don’t pinch the temples or nose.

Fit will vary by child depending on head size.

If you’re between sizes, we recommend ordering your child’s sunglasses a size up.

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CLASSIC

AGES 3-5

 

Classic Babiators sunglasses fit most children 3 to 5 years. Babiators are made of a soft material that is comfortable and lightweight. They are designed to fit kids’ faces and don’t pinch the temples or nose.

Fit will vary by child depending on head size.

If you’re between sizes, we recommend ordering your child’s sunglasses a size up.

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Blue Series 6+

AGES 6 & UP

 

Our 6+ Blue Series sunglasses fit most school age children 6 years and up. Aces are made of a soft material that is comfortable and lightweight. They are designed to fit kids’ faces and don’t pinch the temples or nose. Fit will vary by child depending on head size.    

 

 

 

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If you are not sure if the sunglasses fit well we suggest checking out "The Babiators Sizing Guide" blog post we wrote that shows our wonderful little model who was in between sizes. It has some great pics show how to get the best fit.