A full range of protective sunglasses styled for the young that provide UVA/UVB protection.Sun protection for young eyes: It’s a monkey monkey passion.
The best solution for protecting children’s eyes from UV exposure is simple – ensure they wear sunglasses that have UV protection.
Wearing hats and staying in the shade help reduce UV exposure, but are not a substitute for the protection achieved by wearing sunglasses because UV rays can reflect off a variety of surfaces.
The monkey monkey range has been developed with paramount importance placed upon the protection of children’s eyes. All our glasses provide UVA/UVB protection and include a free case and cleaning cloth. All our lenses are UV400 and bear the European CE mark.
The collection was designed with mini-me in mind and has colourful array of styles from cool aviators and practical foldable frames, through to oversized cateye frames to tropical prints. The glasses range from age 3 - 11 years.
The monkey monkey range is the winner of the
Made for Mum awards 2017
for Family travel product £15-30.
About our sunglasses
Durable frames designed for little hands
Our lenses are fully protective against UVA and UVB
'Mini Me Styling' to look just like mum and dad
Five new styles for 2017
The styles Maddie & Alex from the 2017 collection also won the ‘Mum Approved’ award.
Children’s eyes need extra protection from the sun now as the likely risks from unprotected sun exposure later in life are too big to ignore.
This is due to:
children typically spending more time outdoors than adults therefore children are more exposed than adults to sunlight – it is estimated that on average their annual UV exposure is 3 times higher than for most adults. The World Health Organisation estimates that up to 80% of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation occurs before the age of 18*
Their eyes are not yet fully developed, so they have less natural protection from the harmful effects of UV light:
Children’s pupils are larger, meaning they let in more UV light.
Their crystalline lens is more transparent, meaning it is less efficient at filtering out UV.
*Sources: The Vision Council and World Health Organisation