We slather up our children with sunscreen, but how many of us regularly have our children wear sunglasses? In fact, according to a recent Vision Care Council study, only 58 percent make their children wear sunglasses. Since a child’s eye is ten times more sensitive to harmful UV rays than your skin, wearing sunglasses is more than a fashion statement, it is a health necessity.
Developed by a mom who struggled to get her daughter to wear sunglasses every day, she developed funK shades (www.funKshades.com) – the first line of children’s sunglasses with 100 percent UVA UVB polarized protection which come withsnap-on, interchangeable, collectible charms. With shades in two varieties (hard shell and flexible), funK shades holds up to funK-itz charms, allowing kids to customize their shades to their own unique style. Where fun meets funKtion, funK shades allow kids to express themselves while protecting themselves.
A portion of funK shades proceeds will go to Surgical Eye Expeditions (www.seeintl.org), a leading nonprofit that restores sight and prevents blindness to disadvantaged individuals worldwide.