Tag: child eye protection

May is Healthy Vision Month

The summer provides the perfect time to play and explore outdoors. There is nothing children like more than going to the park, building sandcastles on the beach during vacation, riding their bikes, and hiking through the woods. However, with great summer fun also comes the risks of dangerous UV rays to watch out for. In…

Develop Your Infant’s Hand-Eye Coordination

Between the age of one and four months, babies start to gain control over their movements. This begins with reaching, grabbing, and pointing and later progresses to major developments like crawling and walking. Actively practicing motor skills with your baby will improve hand-eye coordination and build strength, explains Parents. Here are a few methods to…

Proper Safety Eyewear is Crucial for Kids Playing Football

Like all other contact sports, football poses a great risk to the eyes, meaning it is essential that kids wear proper protection to avoid injuries, such as corneal abrasions, blunt trauma, penetrating injuries, and UV radiation damage. To ensure you choose the right sports eye glasses for your kids, follow this advice from Eye Kit.…

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of National Children’s Vision & Learning Month

In 1995, president Bill Clinton named August “National Children’s Vision and Learning Month” to draw attention to the link between vision and learning. This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary by spreading the word to yet more parents and educators that vision problems, left undiagnosed, can lead to significant learning problems that could easily be…

Fun Home Activities Kids Can Engage In with Parents

Even though your kids are going back to school, you can still enjoy the rest of the summer by engaging in fun outdoor activities together. Make time in the evenings and weekends to interact with your kids and teach them to love the outdoors. This will help them stay fit and healthy, develop social skills,…

Better Sleep & Natural Light Linked: Helping Kids Get Sound, Restful Nights

If your kids are struggling to fall asleep at night, it could be down to the conditions in their bedrooms. Help your kids sleep better by making a few subtle changes, suggested by the National Sleep Foundation — best of all, you can benefit from these same techniques. [caption id="attachment_9218" align="alignright" width="300"] Turning off the…

Dangers of Sunburns: Keeping Children (and Yourself) Safe

Sunburn is painful now and dangerous later, damaging not only the look of your skin but also increasing your risk of skin cancer. Although kids’ skin heals more quickly than adults’, children have a higher chance of suffering from a burn in the first place. Luckily, sunburn is completely preventable using the following methods, suggested…

Remember Slip! Slop! Slap!® & Wrap this Summer from the ACS

To remind people to protect themselves from UV rays this summer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is holding an awareness campaign based around the slogan Slip, Slop, Slap® and Wrap. Here is how you can take part to keep your family safe. [caption id="attachment_9212" align="alignright" width="300"] Be sure to put on sunscreen on the kids.…

Tips for Helping Babies & Kids Adjust to Wearing Sunglasses

Parents understand just how essential it is for their kids to wear sunglasses, but this can be very hard to explain to young children and infants, who may feel restricted by their shades and want to remove them. [caption id="attachment_9166" align="alignright" width="200"] It's important for babies and infants to get comfortable in sunglasses. Source: Real…

Damaging Effects on Eyes for Young Kids & Tweens

[caption id="attachment_9140" align="alignright" width="300"] Keep these tips in mind for when your kids and tweens are playing on tablets. Source: Shutterstock[/caption] When tablets were first introduced, many parent’s felt that their dreams had come true. Here was something that kept kids entertained but, unlike TV, was available with games and educational apps that stimulated the…

What To Do When Eyes Meet Sand, Salt, & Chlorine

The ocean and swimming pools are great places to cool off in the summer, but problems arise when irritants like sand, salt, and chlorine make contact with and bother the eyes. If you know in advance how to handle these problems, you can ensure that fun days out stay pain-free. [caption id="attachment_9136" align="alignright" width="300"] If…

Real Kids Polycarbonate Glasses and Lenses Protect Eyes in Every Situation

[caption id="attachment_9134" align="alignright" width="200"] Polycarbonate lenses help protect your kids' eyes every day! Source: Real Kids[/caption] Polycarbonate is the strongest plastic available and has numerous uses from workplace goggles and eyewear for sports to astronaut helmet shields and daily-use sunglasses. If you opt for shades with polycarbonate lenses, you can protect your eyes from potential…

Summer Eye Injuries: Sun & Sports Most Detrimental to Eyes

Just like different sports offer different health benefits, each also vary in their risk to eyes. Although kids should wear their sunglasses for all outdoor activities, there are certain sports that are more likely to put them in danger from the sun and other eye injuries. For the following, take extra precautions and never allow…

Help Kids Combat AMD Later with Nutrients & Sunglasses Now

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a serious condition that currently affects 10 million people in the United States alone. The disease attacks the macula of the eye, the point where precise vision forms, and, although this rarely leads to complete blindness, can cause significant central vision loss. The best way to prevent AMD is to…

Real Kids Provides Right Eye Wear for Summer Sports

Finding the right type of sports eye wear for your kids is essential for protecting eyes against serious injuries and enabling young athletes to see properly, therefore enhancing their performance. [caption id="attachment_9091" align="alignright" width="200"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] The following tips will help you find suitable eye wear for your kids and prevent them from suffering…

Kids & Eye Injuries: First Aid for Debris in the Eyes

[caption id="attachment_9040" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: ©iStock.com/sheldunov[/caption] An injury to the eye can be a medical emergency. It is important for parents to know exactly how to respond to avoid exacerbating the injury and causing permanent damage to the eye. Here are a few basic first aid tips for dealing with debris in the eye from…

Real Kids Provides Cool Shades for Kids at Every Stage

[caption id="attachment_9038" align="alignright" width="200"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] For sunglasses to effectively block 100 percent of UV rays and protect eyes from impact or debris during sports and outdoor activities, you have to consider more than just lenses. Shades must completely cover the eyes and the delicate skin around the eyes and fit comfortably. This means…

Protecting Kids Eyes from Sunburn this Summer

Just as your skin can suffer from sunburn, UV light can burn your eyes in a condition called photokeratitis. Most often, photokeratitis is caused by sunlight, but you are also at risk from UV rays reflecting off smooth surfaces, such as sand, water, snow, and ice, as well as from tanning lamps and beds. [caption…

Real Kids Shades Receive Seal of Approval for Eye Protection

When you are looking for sunglasses for your kids, you need to know that shades will keep young eyes safe. Many brands claim to offer high levels of protection, but few have the evidence to back up these assertions. We are proud to announce that Real Kids glasses have received thumbs up from some of…

Understanding Amblyopia or Lazy Eye in Kids

[caption id="attachment_8946" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: ©iStock.com/zilli[/caption] You have probably heard of amblyopia by the name of lazy eye. This condition begins in infancy or early childhood and affects around 2 to 3 percent of the population, according to All About Vision. Usually present in just one eye but sometimes affecting both, amblyopia means that your…