The low setting autumn sun can cause discomfort for eyes and while a good deal of emphasis is placed on protecting children’s tender skin from the rays, it is also extremely important for parents to consider investing in eye protection for their youngsters.
Specialist children's buyer Carolyn Budding, of the retailer Little Terra, has built up a range of high protection sunglasses ideal for all seasons, which are as enticing for children as they are reassuring for their parents.
Carolyn said: “At Little Terra, our children’s sunglasses and ski goggles have been carefully selected to filter UV rays and shield young eyes, supporting youngsters in spring and summer, through autumn and also, with some brands, through the ski season.
“Sun rays come from all directions, even in autumn, and so the most efficient method of protecting the eyes is to wear good quality sunglasses, and to also wear a protective hat.
“A wide-brimmed hat can protect eyes from any rays coming from above or below the sunglasses – and choosing wraparound sunglasses rather than standard design frames offers further protection.
“Design features such as soft temple ends and soft silicone nose and brow pieces embedded in the frame also make for a more comfortable fit.
“Some products also feature an adjustable neoprene strap to make sure the glasses fit securely and don't get pulled off.”
Little Terra has produced a free downloadable guide to help with the purchase of children's sunglasses and goggles. Find out more at www.littleterra.co.uk/Protecteyes