Do babies NEED to wear sunglasses?

Do babies NEED to wear sunglasses?

It’s almost second nature to pop a hat on our minis and slather them in sunscreen before heading out the door, but there’s often an important part of our routine missing.

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays is just as damaging to our baby’s eyes as their skin – our polarised, snugly-fitting, and stylish sunglasses are a must-have for eye protection, especially coming into a sunny Australian summer.

Infants spend a lot of time outdoors in direct sunlight, so it’s a good idea to start protecting their eyes as early as possible. Our minis have clearer lenses, meaning that more solar radiation passes through to their retina than the adult eye. Their eyes are 10x more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays and won’t develop natural lens protection until they reach 12-years-old.

Long-term damage to the eyes from these harmful rays is a result of cumulative exposure, or how much the eye is exposed to sunlight throughout a lifetime.

At 18-years-old, we have already been exposed to 25% of the total UV damage harming our eyes, resulting in the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases.

According to paediatric eye specialist, Dr Michael Jones, wearing sunglasses in childhood can protect against these common eye conditions. He suggests that children should wear a pair anytime they are outdoors for a significant period of time.

However, with the market saturated with cheap alternatives that don’t meet Australia’s strict sun safety standards, finding the perfect sunglasses can be a bit of a challenge.

That’s where BukiBaby Sunglasses comes in. Designed to protect as many mini eyes as possible, we never compromise on safety or style. Our sunglasses meet both Australia and New Zealand’s AS/NZS 1067:2016 guidelines, blocking 99-100% of the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Our polarised shades are built for babies aged between 0-2 years, and feature a reduced nose bridge and arm length for the perfect fit! Paired with an adjustable clip-on strap and high quality visibility, even the fussiest baby is less likely to pull them off.

Our sunglasses come with a free faux-leather carry case and buffing cloth. Start protecting your mini’s eyes today and purchase a pair of the oh-so-stylish BukiBaby shades!


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