Gaard Eyewear was born from necessity and an overwhelming desire to create change.
We're a small business with a big goal of protecting kids' eyes.
Our goal is to get kids to wear sunglasses when they're out and about - and even at school.
I'm Nicola - the mum behind Gaard Eyewear.
Our little fella Dane was born with a congenital cataract that required surgery, contact lenses and years of patching. This experience (or ordeal, depending on how the day was going) opened our eyes to a whole world of information about kids' eyes - and the need to protect them. We started helping out other families who had kids with vision issues at our other business Kids Eye Gear. But we learnt that even if kids don't have vision issues, protecting their eyes and vision for the future is just as important.
We live at the beach in a country that has one of the highest UV rates in the world and the fact is, it causes eye damage. We want to share our passion for protecting kids' eyes and get more kids wearing sunglasses - whether they're our brand or not. We hope that through Gaard Eyewear we can educate and inform - as well as offer great products that will help Australian families. We have designed our Original Gaard Sunglasses to provide maximum protection and they are perfect for play but also as school sunglasses.
So why Gaard? The name comes from our desire to help protect kids' eyes (guard - get it?) and from our Danish heritage - the Danes being known around the world for their beautiful eyewear designs.
We are glad you stopped by and hope you can help us spread the word about the importance of kids wearing sunglasses.
Born from necessity. Created at the beach. Designed to create change.