As I was scrolling Facebook and Instagram this week I could see that a particular flexi sunglasses brand was starting to beef up their sunglass campaigns moving into summer (can't blame them).
However, when I clicked on the ad to see if that sunglasses were safe and had been through certification and testing measures, it was evident on their listing no testing had been done.
This ad had had thousands of clicks and it scared the shit out of me (if I can say that) that parents were buying these sunglasses that may not be safe for their child's eyes. After all, they only get one pair of eyes and we need to protect them.
"Wearing sunglasses as a youngster can help protect against the most common eye conditions that develop later in life.
We tend to forget that a lot of our sun exposure happens when we are children, when we spend a lot of time outdoors in direct sunlight". Novelty sunglasses with coloured lenses aren't a good idea because they don't provide as much protection, he says.
Putting sunglasses on your kids should be part of the everyday sun protection routine, Jones says."
This quote was from Dr Michael Jones, a paediatric ophthalmologist from The Sydney Eye Hospital.
I am writing this blog to you as a Mum, not as a business owner.
Please check that the sunglasses you are about to purchase for your children have been tested and are safe.
Our Flex Frame Sunglasses are lenses Category 3 Polarised UV400 and have been certified to AS/NZS 1067.1:2016
Our Flexi Sunglasses come with a 12-month lost or broken guarantee. As parents, we know that stuff happens and your kids break or lose things. So we have this guarantee in place to give you complete peace of mind. You just need to cover the shipping and you get a new pair of sunnies.
You also get over $30 dollars worth of freebies with every pair of Flex Frame Sunglasses;
- Adjustable Elastic strap (RRP $11.95)
- Felt protective case (RRP $9.95)
- Microfibre cleaning cloth (RRP $3.95)
- Microfibre pouch (RRP $5.95)
I did a test buy from a big kids' sunglasses brand a little while ago to see what the product was like and what you got with it. I was really surprised that the pair of sunglasses just came in a box with no protective cover over them at all.
On their website, you have to buy all the extras above if you want to protect your new shades. We believe that you should not need to pay extra to protect your new investment.
Below is the detailed testing that all of our Flex Frame Sunglasses have gone through to ensure that they are safe for you and your kids. A lot of brands think that they can just skip this testing, as it is very expensive and yes does save them money. However their products may not be safe for your kids!! Buyer beware!
You can check out our sunnies range below: