School is out and summer is right around the corner. Spending sunny days at the pool and at the beach means a whole new set of accessories and gear to beat the heat.

Sunglasses are always a necessary accessory to block those harmful rays, and it’s especially important for young ones. But did you know that all sunglasses are not created equal? According to Sons + Daughter’s Eyewear:

“Children’s eyes are even more sensitive to light and the harmful rays produced from the sun. Simply using darkened lenses without broad spectrum protection can lead to further damage to young eyes. When our eyes are shaded from direct sun, our pupils widen to allow more light into the eye — making the retinas susceptible to damage from UV rays. Since all Sons + Daughter’s sunwear has complete 100% UVA/UVB protection, you can rest assured that your little one’s peepers are shielded from damaging rays.”

But don’t worry! There’s no need to exchange style for maximum protection for your little guy or lady’s precious eyes. You can have both. Sons + Daughter’s is just one of the brands that carries cool sunnies for the little ones while still offering all the sun blockage they need to keep those eyes safe.

Eyes Cream Shades is another awesome brand that combines fashion with safety and comfort. Blending fashion with function, they also incorporate “total eye protection” for kids with polycarbonate lenses that block virtually 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. They carry shades in all sizes from infant through teen. The Divalicious style is my personal favorite, but with many styles and colors to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Eyes Cream Shades is also offering 15% off all sunglasses through the month of May!

If you’re looking for something a little more sporty for all those summer outdoor activities, Julbo has a nice selection of active sunglasses for babies, toddlers, and kids. Their sunglasses offer maximum protection and feature soft, flexible curves to perfectly fit little faces.

And finally, the coolest of the cool, Very French Gangsters has an amazing assortment of sunglasses and eyeglasses for ages 3-10. The prices are a little higher, but just one look and you’ll be hooked on the style!

Looking for some sunnies for mama? No problem! ASOS has a spectacular selection of the coolest shades available this summer. And they offer free shipping on all orders regardless of how much is spent! Several pairs at ASOS for women are similar to styles at Sons + Daughter’s if you like you and your little one to match.

Regardless of style, always be sure to find sunwear that offers complete protection for babies and kids.