Don’t Forget The Accessories

During the selection and fitting of your child’s sunglasses, the optician should explain the benefits of the sunglasses and how to care for them.

Often, the optician will include or recommend cleaning cloths, solutions and a protective, hard-shell case to store the sunglasses in when they are not worn.

Sunglass cords (commonly called “retainers”) are also a good idea. These can be attached to the temples of the sunglasses so that when removed (or knocked off), the sunglasses can hang from the neck and not get misplaced.

One important factor to remember is that sunglass lenses are impact resistant (as required by the FDA) but they are not shatterproof.

Many parents prefer polycarbonate lenses for their children’s eyewear and sunwear since they are strong, durable and impact-resistant.

Special frame materials and styles designed for rough activities are available as well for kids’ sports eyewear and sunglasses.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

McKenna & Scott Pinelands

Tel: 021 531 1953

pinelands@mckennascott.com