FAQ on Babiators
Lost & Found Guarantee
Ever heard of a company that will replace a product if your child loses or breaks it? Well, Babiators does!
If your child’s Babiators are lost or broken, we’ll replace them, no questions asked! All you have to do is register here.
We believe in the durability of our product. If, through your child’s normal wear and tear, your Babiators are lost to breakage within one year of purchase, we will send you a FREE replacement. We also believe that protecting your child’s eyes from the damaging rays of the sun is too important to let the loss of your Babiators get in the way! So, if your little aviator’s Babiators are lost within one year of purchase, we will send you a FREE replacement pair.
All you need to do to be eligible for the Lost & Found Guarantee is to register your Babiators within 30 days of purchase. Registering your Babiators is simple – just click here register, and presto! You’re signed up for the Lost & Found Guarantee!
After you’ve registered, in the unlikely event your Babiators are lost or broken, email us at guarantee@babiators: firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your replacement pair! We’ll send you a replacement – all you pay is shipping!
Your sunglasses are made outside the U.S. – how can I be sure the paint on them doesn’t contain lead?
We test each shipment of Babiators for lead paint and other metals and chemicals, so that we can be sure Babiators comply with all applicable regulations! We test every batch of Babiators for lead paint, and haven’t found any.
Why are Babiators BPA free?
BPA is short for Bisphenol A, a compound found in some plastics. Through numerous scientific studies, excessive exposure to BPA has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Further, a panel convened by the U.S. National Institutes of Health determined that there was “some concern” about BPA’s effects on fetal and infant brain development and behavior, and the EPA has recently declared BPA to be a “chemical of concern.” The Canadian government recently declared BPA to be a toxic substance, and has banned its use in baby bottles.
As parents, we should be concerned about our child’s exposure to BPA at a young age, which is why we’re careful to ensure our sunglasses are made without BPA.
Since Babiators are made out of rubber, and not plastic, there’s no BPA in our sunglasses. But just to be sure, we ran two separate lab tests looking for BPA – they all came up clean.
Why are Babiators free from all phthalates?
Phthalates are another family of compounds found in some plastics. Through numerous scientific studies, excessive exposure to phthalates has been linked to changes in hormone levels and birth defects, including compromised fetal development of the reproductive system and low birth weight in infants.
In 2008, Congress passed legislation limiting concentrations of certain phthalates in children’s products, and the EPA cites phthalates “toxicity and the evidence of pervasive human and environmental exposure to these chemicals.”
As parents, we should be concerned about our child’s exposure to phthalates at a young age, which is why we’re careful to ensure our sunglasses are made without phthalates.
Since Babiators are made out of rubber, and not plastic, there are no phthalates in our sunglasses. But just to be sure, we ran two separate lab tests looking for phthalates – they all came up clean.
What level of UV protection do Babiators provide?
Babiators provide 100% UV protection from the full spectrum of UV (ultra violet) rays, including UVA, UVB, and UVC.
What are the different types of UV rays?
There are three types of UV rays: UVA, UVB, and UVC.
UVC rays are absorbed by the earth’s atmosphere and never reach the surface – good thing, too, because those bad boys are extremely dangerous!
UVA and UVB rays are damaging to our skin and to our eyes – they’re the reason we wear sunscreen and the reason we should wear sunglasses. The difference between the two is their wavelength – UVA rays have a longer wavelength, measuring from 320 to 400 nanometers (nm), and UVB rays have a wavelength measuring from 290 to 320nm.
Both UVA and UVB rays penetrate the skin and our eyes, and can cause lasting damage.
What does UV400 mean?
When we say our lenses are “UV400,” this refers to the wavelength of UV rays – UV400 lenses block all UV rays up to 400 nanometers (nm). All UV rays – UVA, UVB, and UVC – have wavelengths at or below 400 nm, so our “UV400” lenses block 100% of all UV rays.
Why is UV protection important?
UV rays can cause short-term and long-term damage to our eyes.
In the short-term, excessive exposure to the sun’s rays can cause photokeratitis, or snow blindness – this is like getting a sunburn on your eye.
Exposure to UV over a lifetime can contribute to cataract formation, macular degeneration, pinguecula and pterygium (degeneration in the eye), photokeratitis and skin cancer on the eyelids.
Why are children’s eyes more sensitive to UV exposure than adults' eyes?
We asked Dr. Keller Wortham, of Optimum Wellness Family Medical Group in Los Angeles, this very question – he did such a good job of answering our question in layman’s terms, that we included his response below:
“In our eyes, light is transmitted through our lens to our retina. In children’s eyes, the lens is clear, with no pigments, and so it transmits more UV light to the retina – this is what ultimately causes damage to our eyes later in life.
As we age, the lens damage from UV light causes the lens to yellow, acting as a natural protective filter. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good because this yellowing prevents as much UV from reaching our retina. It’s bad, though because this yellowing process continues until the lens becomes hazy – this is called a cataract.
If we block UV rays at a young age when the eye is more susceptible to damage, we could help slow damage to both the retina and the lens, and slow the development of cataracts.”
What size Babiators sunglasses should I purchase for my child?
Every little aviator grows at different stages and the fit will depend on the size of your child. As a general guideline the Junior size fits most children ages Birth - 3 years and the Classic size fits most children ages 3- 7 years. To help you consider what size to order, you can refer to our product dimensions.
For the Junior size: Front frame width = 11 cm, Lens height = 4 cm, Lens diagonal = 4.5 cm, Temple length = 10 cm.
For the Classic size: Front frame width = 11.5 cm, Lens height = 4.5 cm, Lens diagonal = 5 cm, Temple length = 10.5 cm. When in doubt, we recommend ordering a size up.
Aces fueled by Babiators is our line for children ages 7-14. Aces measurements: Front frame width=5,40 cm, Lens height=13,8 cm Temple length=17,8 cm
How should I care for my Babiators products?
Sunglasses (original and polarized)
Babiators sunglasses can be cleaned simply with warm water and soap. For optimal cleansing we recommend using a combination of warm water, soap, and vinegar. Use a soft lint-free lens cloth for cleaning the lenses. You can visit our site to check out our Ready to Fly! Accessories Pack that includes a Babiators strap, soft-sided glasses case, and lens cloth. The accessories pack may be just what you are looking for to help keep your Babiators safe and protected!
Babiators Submariners have an anti-fog coating on the inner side of the lens. The best way to clean it is to rinse it with water, shake off the water and let air dry. Rubbing the lens with cloth can easily damage the anti-fog coating and thus affect the anti-fog function. Do not use any type of soap to clean the lens. If there is a chance anti-fog weakens after long time use, you may purchase an anti-fog solution at a drugstore, a sporting goods, or a divers supply store to restore the anti-fog coating.