Kids' Sunglasses

Panama Jack: The Ultimate Choice in Kids’ Sunglasses

At Panama Jack we want your entire family to be able to experience A Kinder Sun™. So before heading outdoors, grab a pair of our Kids’ Sunglasses. With 100% UVA/UVB protection, your child's eyes will be protected from the sun's harmful UV rays wherever your family’s next outdoor activity takes you.

The perfect combination of fashion, function, and comfort, Panama Jack kids’ sunglasses offer a fun look your kid will love while helping minimize the impact of UV rays and solar glares from flat surfaces like roads, water, and snow. Designed for a kid’s active lifestyle, these shades are lightweight, offer impact-resistant lenses and are constructed to ensure durability—the perfect accessory to keep your little ones safe in the sun.

Keep your child's eyes protected, enhance their vision year round, and be ready for each new adventure with Panama Jack!

Why Are Sunglasses An Essential for Children?

Children are highly vulnerable to the dangers of the sun’s UV rays, so they should strive to always wear sunglasses while playing outdoors. Babies and young children under the age of 10 have particularly sensitive eyes. The skin around their eyes and eyelids is extremely delicate, and since their eyes are still developing, the ocular lens in a baby’s eye cannot filter out the sun’s UV rays as well as that of adults’.

It is important to protect your children’s eyes with a good pair of sunglasses from an early age. Once children reach the age of six months, they should be wearing sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection when they are outdoors to minimize the risks of UV damage. When you are choosing the right pair of sunglasses for your child, make sure the lenses are big enough to also cover the skin around their eye. Additionally, their sunglasses need to be able to withstand active play. You should be looking for impact-resistant lenses (like Panama Jack's) and a Sunglasses Cord to keep the frames secure while your kids explore the outdoors.

How to Get Your Child to Wear Sunglasses

You want your child to get the 100% UVA/UVB protection that Panama Jack sunglasses offer, but what do you do if they don’t want to wear sunglasses? One strategy is to allow your children to choose their own sunglasses as soon as they are old enough. Try a few different pairs until you find some that are comfortable and that they enjoy wearing. If your child’s sunglasses feel and look great, your child is far more likely to wear them.

In addition to giving your child control over which pair they want to wear, show them how important (and fun) it is to wear sunglasses. Kids love to emulate their parents, so make wearing sunglasses one of your own daily habits. Be sure to throw on a pair when you get in the car or walk out the door.

The sooner your children get used to wearing sunglasses, the more likely they will be wearing sunglasses regularly when they are teenagers and adults. The goal here is to have wearing sunglasses become second nature to your child!

Extra Protection for Your Child’s Eyes

Sunglasses not only protect a baby’s and toddler’s eyes from the sun but can also help prevent sand or splashing water from getting into their eyes. When you are at the beach, ensure your child wears sunglasses that wrap securely around their face. For extra comfort and security, use a sunglasses cord to keep everything in place.

Sunglasses can also protect your child from sun damage in places you might not expect UV radiation to reach, like the inside of your car. Standard glass windows can prevent UVB light from reaching your child’s skin, but not UVA light. If your car’s glass is not specially tinted to block out UVA rays, be sure to protect your child’s eyes whenever they are in the car. In any case, having them wear sunglasses is also an easy way to protect them from sun glare, which can be particularly painful for a child’s sensitive eyes.

For a well-rounded sun protection strategy, experts recommend shielding young children from the sun’s harmful rays using sunglasses, a wide-brim hat, and a Broad Spectrum sunscreen.


With Panama Jack’s Kids’ Sunglasses, your children don’t have to choose between looking cool and being protected. Designed with 100% UVA/UVB protection and fun styles your kid will love to wear, our Kids’ Sunglasses will keep your children’s sensitive eyes safe during your family’s next day in the sun.

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