How to Properly Fit Kids’ Sunnies

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Every kid’s face is unique, and so are their adventures. The right sunglass fit offers a snug yet comfy embrace that lasts through the wildest playdates and sun-soaked escapades. It's not just about looking cool (although we're all about that, too!), but a well-fitted pair means optimal protection from those sneaky UV rays. 

Today, we're diving into some essential tips to ensure your kids’ Sunnies are properly fitted so they can rock them with style and maximum eye protection. Let's make sure those shades stay on, and your little ones are ready to take on the sun!

Choose the Right Size

Choosing the right size for kids' sunglasses is crucial for a sun-safe and comfortable experience. Ill-fitting sunglasses not only compromise the effectiveness of UV protection but can also be a constant source of distraction for active little ones. At Sunnies, we offer two sizes for two different age groups: the Original Sunnies fit kids ages 4 to 10, and the Littles Sunnies fit kids ages 1 to 3. 

The right size ensures that the lenses cover the eyes adequately, providing optimal protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays. Additionally, a well-fitted pair prevents sunlight from sneaking in from the sides, ensuring clear and protected vision. Comfort is key, too; our carefully designed sizes provide a snug yet comfortable fit, allowing kids to play, explore, and embrace the outdoors without the hassle of constantly adjusting their shades.

The Snug, Not Squeeze Rule

Kids are always on the move, and uncomfortable squeezing from sunglasses can quickly turn a fun day into a fussy one. That's why it's crucial to find a balance between a snug fit and avoiding uncomfortable squeezing. 

An appropriate fit ensures the sunglasses stay securely on the face, providing continuous protection against harmful UV rays. It also prevents discomfort and irritation caused by tight frames, allowing your children to engage in various activities without distractions. This ensures the sunglasses stay in place without hindering their movements.

Sunnies Shades are designed with anti-slip material on the frames, providing a secure grip without compromising comfort. Your little ones can run, jump, and play without constantly readjusting their sunglasses. This not only ensures that the sunglasses stay in place during active play but also prevents the distraction of constant readjustments. 

Check the Eyes

Once your children are sporting their Sunnies Shades, take a moment to check their eyes. The lenses should cover their eyes completely, offering optimal protection from harmful UV rays. Kids’ eyes are particularly sensitive to sunlight, and prolonged exposure to UV rays can have detrimental effects. By confirming that the lenses completely cover their eyes, you're ensuring that there are no gaps for sunlight to sneak through, maximizing the effectiveness of the sunglasses in blocking out harmful radiation. 

A well-fitted pair of sunglasses shields children’s eyes from direct sunlight and prevents potential long-term damage caused by UV exposure. This step is essential in guaranteeing that your little ones can confidently explore the outdoors, enjoying both sun safety and clear, protected vision.

Use Sunglass Straps

Being naturally active, children might engage in various physical activities where their sunglasses can easily slip off or get misplaced. Sunglass straps add an extra layer of security. They reduce the risk of your kids losing their sunglasses and ensure they remain on their faces, providing consistent protection against harmful UV rays. 

Our Sunglass Straps ensure your kids’ sunglasses stay right where they belong during outdoor adventures, even during the most energetic play sessions.  Whether it's a sandy day at the beach, a playful backyard playdate, or a spontaneous game of tag, straps provide peace of mind for parents and uninterrupted fun for the little ones.

The Cool (and Safe) Factor

Sunglasses aren't just about protection – they're about style too! Let your kids pick their favorite bold and playful designs, both for their Sunnies and their straps. After all, children that feel good in their sunglasses are more likely to keep them on. We created Sunnies Shades with this in mind – making sunglasses that kids actually want to wear!

Securing the right fit for your kids’ sunglasses is vital in ensuring their outdoor experiences remain enjoyable and safe. A well-fitted pair of sunglasses fosters confidence and allows children to engage in every outdoor activity with unrestricted joy, comfort, and carefree enthusiasm. Browse Sunnies for the perfect pair of shades and equip your little ones for their next adventure!



Courtney and Kim