WARNING IMPORTANT MESSAGE WARNING
Some European brands of children’s sunglasses can cause blindness.
*This does not effect any Idol Eyes Australia sunglasses.*
Please be aware that there is a major problem with the EN ISO 12312-1:2013+A1:2015 European sunglasses standard for children’s sunglasses that can cause major eye problems leading to blindness. The EN standard specifies the Temporal Protective Requirements or (side shields) for cat # 4 very dark special purpose sunglasses (intended use for skiing, mountaineering, etc. only). All the sizes and positioning of the shields for adult’s sunglasses are given. But for some unknown reason the following was added for children’s sunglasses with cat # 4 lenses. “Note. Children benefit from sunglasses with temporal protection but in the absence of data, no dimensions are published in this edition of the standard.” This has been misinterpreted by some European brands to mean temporal or side shields are not required on children’s sunglasses with cat # 4 lenses and this is wrong. The problem is cat # 4 lenses are really dark and only allow 3% to 8% of light to be transmitted through the lens. This causes the pupil to dilate and without side shields to protect the eyes from the side, UV radiation enters the wide open eye leading to blindness. Please don’t buy these sunglasses and stop using these if you already own some and definitely never use these on the snow. To find out more about this please read our blog: The dangers of poorly made sunglasses
Please pass this message on to family and friends with children.
At Idol Eyes Australia, we specialize in high quality baby, toddler and children’s sunglasses. We made the world’s first baby sunglasses in 1987. Followed that with Baby Wrapz the first rubber framed sunglasses with a headband for babies. Then our world-famous Baby Wrapz 2 the first convertible baby sunglasses with headbands and temples (arms). Our rubber frames are super comfortable and virtually unbreakable and we only use A-grade impact resistant (PC) polycarbonate lenses with 100% UV protection. We also have many other world firsts, like our new Premy Wrapz – the world’s first premature or preemie baby sunglasses and our legendary 3-year guarantee.
Why it is so important for babies to wear sunglasses
Today we fully understand how important wearing sunglasses is for babies from birth until 10 years of age. We know that *2% to 5% of UV rays at 320nm reach the retina of children under 9 years, while none of these more dangerous UV rays reach the retina of older age groups. We known that babies are born with a limited number of chromophores in their eyes compared to adults. The chromophore is a part of the molecule that helps absorb harmful UV radiation. They prevent these UV rays from damaging the cornea, crystalline lens and the retina, which in turn helps prevent eye diseases such as cataracts, pterygium, actinic & droplet keratites, pinguecula and macular degeneration. So wearing good quality sunglasses from birth is vital. *To find out more, please read our latest blog, How UV rays damage young eyes.
Idol Eyes Australia is truly committed to children’s eye-care.
Our promise to every customer, we will never compromise on quality because we know your child’s eyesight is worth it. Plus our sunglasses will always be affordable so every child can be properly protected. The cute, trendy, awesome or sporty “WOW” factors designed into every pair of Idol Eyes Australia sunglasses is our free bonus to make your kids look great.
We quality test all of our sunglasses
Even before production commences we stress test every part so we can be confident in our 3 year guarantee. We only use materials that will give you value for money. Then we test to all world sunglasses standards.
Idol Eyes Australia Sunglasses
- Comply with and exceed the:
- Australian / New Zealand Standard – AS/NZS 1067.1:2016
- European Standard – EN ISO 12312-1:2013+A1:2015
- USA Standard – ANSI Z80.3:2015
- Korean standard – KC
- Japanese standard – Japan labeling law on sunglasses
- Plus all other countries
- 100% UVA/B/C Protection
- A-grade impact resistant polycarbonate lenses
- G-15 lens colour, originally designed for the U.S. air force
- Sun glare protection and clarity with no colour distortion
- Safe for colour blind children
- Microfibre case included
- 3 year guarantee
- Accessories available: cords, sports bands and our new semi hard case
Our Guide to buying quality sunglasses
We know that some sunglasses being sold today are extremely harmful to your child’s eyesight. Even some well-known brands. With 69 years experience in optics here is our complete guide to buying quality children’s sunglasses. Critical points to look for when buying baby – toddler sunglasses. Sunglasses that will protect against harmful UV light damage. If you need any help with the information in this PDF file please email us via our contact page.
Our latest blog, How UV rays damage young eyes has just been published. I do hope you find this information helpful. If you have a question or need information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
New, available from our online shop – International post delivery with tracking for a flat fee of only A$20.00 to the following countries only: Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn, Samoa, American Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna. Delivery approx. 6 – 10 days. Please note: Idol Eyes Australia is not responsible for incoming import or duty costs at the destination country.
Interesting fact – In Australia over 1 million kids protect their eyes from UV related eye diseases with Idol Eyes Australia sunglasses. We know that is great, especially when the total population here in Australia has only recently reached 25 million. Even more kids are protecting their eyes with Idol Eyes Australia sunglasses overseas as we now export to more than 65 countries.
October 2019 – Idol Eyes Australia will be exhibiting our latest models at the Pregnancy Babies & Children’s expo – The Melbourne Exhibition Centre, South Wharf on the 18 – 20 October, 2019. Find us on stand: L26. Get your free tickets at: https://www.pbcexpo.com.au/melbourne
November 2019 – Idol Eyes Australia will be exhibiting our latest models at the Pregnancy Babies & Children’s expo – Sydney Showground Exhibition Centre, Sydney Olympic Park on the 9 – 10 November, 2019. Find us on stand: B35. Get your free tickets at: https://www.pbcexpo.com.au/sydney-special