Independent Opticians in Harborne

Schools out for Summer

Summers here Brittains Parents,

School is finished and most of us will be packing up for our summer hols, whether you’re heading off to far away shores or simply holidaying here in the UK, UV protection is very important.

UV protection is particularly important for your little ones, it’s now seen as common sense to put SPF sunscreen on childrens skin to protect them from the sun, but did you know only 60% of parents would insist on their children wearing sunglasses?

So why are children’s eyes more vulnerable to UV rays?

Children are more likely to spend time outdoors during the day, so their exposure is greater. Also, childrens eyes are not fully developed and have wider pupils, allowing more UV light in than adult’s eyes. Damage to children’s eyes cannot be reversed so its important to act now, wearing sunglasses now can protect against problems in later life such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

For some helpful tips, download the UV protector pack

Here at Brittain’s we have a wide selection of children’s sunglasses for all ages, we recently supplied sunspecs for a 1 year old baby. My ‘babies’, who are now 10- years old, will definitely be wearing their RayBan kids sunnies whilst in Portugal, at their age its very important to be ultra fashionable, whilst being protected from harmful UV rays at all times. Remember if your kids love their sunnies they’ll wear them.

So while there’s no school and you have a bit more time, book your kids in for their eye exam. We’ll help them select specs and sunnies that are as individual as they are.

Look forward to seeing your little ones soon,


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