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Sunglasses in the Winter

Five Key Reasons to Wear Shades this Winter

When you hear the word “winter,” you typically think of snowflakes, sledding, hot chocolate, freezing temperatures and ice on the roads. When we hear the word “sunglasses,” we tend to think about the summer season, when sunny days rule the weeks and we hit the beach and enjoy outdoor activities. However, wearing sunglasses is just…

Sunglasses

Another Snake Knows the Value of Shades

We mustache you a question. Do you think that it’s time to ‘stache your shades? This snake certainly doesn’t think so! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently located a “hipster snake” – complete with sunglasses and mustache markings, reports the Houston Chronicle. This particular snake even has a cute little mustache! Remember our last…

Thanksgiving

Bring Your Shades to Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means a lot of great things are ahead. First of all, there is no school, so your children can enjoy a long weekend of not worrying about homework or pop quizzes. You also get to enjoy the fun, festive activities with extended family, making sure that your…

Polarized Lenses

Advantages of Polarized Lenses

When our kids are out in the sun, we do what we can to protect them from the sun and that includes having them wear sunglasses. At Real Kids Shades, we use patented P2 lens technology in our lenses that offers extra benefits for your child’s vision, as well. P2 lenses combine together polycarbonate lens…

Toddler Playing Autumn

Daylight Saving Time Doesn’t Mean to Stash the Shades

It’s that time of year when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. Of course, that means that winter is coming. Just because summer is over, though, doesn’t mean that the danger of UV rays is gone. It’s important for your children to wear sunglasses all year long! While the days are shorter…

Sunglasses Tints

Shades and Colors: What Role Does Tint Play?

When you are trying to pick out a pair of new sunglasses, you will often have the option to choose the color tint that you want them to have. Many people make the mistake of choosing a tint based solely on aesthetics, but you should also consider what you plan to do while you’re wearing…

Breast Cancer Research

Enjoy a Discount and Help Support Breast Cancer Research

Do you like saving money while also donating to a very worthy cause? Then we have the deal with you! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness, we are giving you a great deal by offering a 10 percent discount on all regular prices! But that’s not all. We will also be…

Sunglasses

Do Sunglasses Expire? A New Study Suggests They May

We all know that sunglasses are important. They protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. We know that a nice pair of sunglasses is a great investment not only in your eye health, but also in your sense of style. Not wearing sunglasses can lead to issues down the road with your eye health, including…

Light Eyes

Light Colored Eyes? You Could Be at Greater Risk

We’re exposed to UV light on a daily basis. Now while it may be what gives us those great tans in the summer, it can also be very damaging to our skin and our eyes, especially those whose eyes are lighter colors. It turns out that having lighter colored eyes can actually mean you are…

UV Rays

Darkness vs. Protection: Darker Lenses Don’t Block UV Rays Better

Exposure to ultraviolet rays can be harmful not just to our skin, but also to our eyes. Luckily, wearing the right sunglasses can help you avoid problems, while also keeping you looking stylish. Choosing the best pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes does not have to break the bank, though. Sunglasses can be incredibly…

Sunglasses in Autumn

Autumn Brings Cooler Temps, But UV Rays Still a Factor

As summer turns into autumn, you will undoubtedly notice the cooler temperatures and the shorter days. If there is any danger associated with this seasonal transition, it is that many people believe that just because the sun appears less prominent, that we are less susceptible to the dangerous UV rays that the sun emits. If…

Snakes Wear "Shades"

Even Snakes Wear ‘Sunglasses’

The sun, while sustaining our planet, gives off a type of radiation that can affect our eyesight. Ultraviolet rays, or UV rays, come off in three different varieties. As we discussed in an earlier blog post, types UVA and UVB can cause long-term damage, while UVC rays are absorbed by the earth’s atmosphere. The more…

Polycarbonate Lenses

Advantages of Polycarbonate Lenses

One of the strongest and safest materials on the market, polycarbonate material offers exceptional strength and resilience. According to a Vision Service Plan article on the topic, polycarbonate was originally designed for canopies covering cockpits in fighter planes, offering an impact-resistant, yet optically clear window. In the 1970s, NASA used polycarbonate material to construct visors…

Kids and Sunglasses

Tips to Get Your Children to Wear Their Sunglasses

As a parent, it can be tough to be vigilant about everything. Of course, you want the best for your children, but some things just slip through the cracks – and one of those things often seems to be sunglasses. When you are out walking on a sunny day, you will notice most adults wearing…

Back to School Sunglasses

Order Glasses Now for Back to School

It’s officially the back-to-school season, and you know what that means: it’s time to start shopping to make sure your kids are prepared for the school year! While you’re purchasing new clothes, notebooks and binders, don’t forget to think about your kids’ back-to-school eyewear needs. Even though it’s the end of the summer season, your…

Back to School Contest

Go Back to School with Real Kids Shades!

Calling all Real Shades lovers: It’s back-to-school season, and here at Real Kids Shades, we think that means it’s the perfect time of year for a little contest that shows off your back-to-school style! Want to learn how to enter? We know each and every one of our many customers has a unique style that’s…

History of Sunglasses

Looking Back: A Review of the Evolution of Sunglasses

On our blog this summer, we’ve been focusing on the importance of sunglasses and how they can protect your eyes from harmful UV rays that could lead to photokeratitis, or sunburn of the eye. Have you ever wondered, though, who was the first person invent eyewear to block the sun’s rays? The earliest form of…

Photokeratitis

Photokeratitis: Know the Signs

We’ve blogged about photokeratitis before, and discussed the long-term damage that can occur to your eyes if they are not protected from the harmful rays of the sun. But do you know the signs and symptoms of photokeratitis? It’s important to be able to identify the early warning signs and symptoms of this UV damage…

Settings that Can Increase UV Risk

Five Factors that Can Amplify Your Risk in the Sun

We’ve talked about why the sun’s rays are harmful to your eyes and your child’s sensitive eyes, and some safety measures you can take to protect yourself and your family. Today, we’re taking it one step further to talk about some risk factors that could potentially amplify the powerful and harmful rays of the sun…

Importance of Sun Protection

New Campaign Highlights Risks of Kids’ Sunburns

We’ve been blogging about the long-term health risks that you and your children can face after being exposed to the harmful rays of the sun without the proper protection, like sunglasses and sunscreen. A new campaign spearheaded by Mollie’s Fund strives to make those risks more obvious with a new campaign that offers a more…