Tag: children’s eye saftey

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…

Fashion Forward Flex-Fit Glasses Great for Outdoor Adventures

Our shades with Flex-Fit™ technology can bend, twist, and flex in any direction, meaning that, however hard your kids try, they will not be able to break the frames. Many sunglasses for the youngest age groups in the Real Kids collection feature this technology, keeping shades safe from those little but powerful hands that often…

Top Beach Safety Tips for the Family & Kids

A trip to the beach with the kids should be one of the most fun days of the year. However, the beach can be a dangerous place — it is full of hazards ranging from damaging UV rays to powerful waves. Take the following precautions to make sure that your day at the beach is…

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…

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…

Healthy Beach Snacks Great for the Eyes

[caption id="attachment_8930" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] A trip to the beach is incomplete without a picnic. Pack lunch or a few snacks that your kids will enjoy and are healthy for the eyes by including some of these ideas. Healthy Snacks for the Beach Carrot Chips If your kids are less than keen to eat…

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…

Protect Kids from Conjunctivitis this Summer

Commonly known as pink eye, conjunctivitis is a minor inflammation of the eye that may look severe but is rarely serious. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a bacteria or virus (infectious) or an allergen or irritant (noninfectious). In both cases, the condition affects the tissue covering the eye and the inner eyelid.  [caption id="attachment_8944" align="alignright"…

3 Tips to Relieve Digital Eye Strain with Kids

[caption id="attachment_8915" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: © istock.com/lagransabana[/caption] School, homework, and leisure activities sometimes mean spending extended time in front of screens is unavoidable for kids. Unfortunately, this can lead to an unpleasant condition known as digital eye strain, which has symptoms ranging from fatigue and a difficulty concentrating to red and twitching eyes. These tips…

Safe Beach Games for Kids & Adults

[caption id="attachment_8913" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: ©istock.com/4774344sean[/caption] A day out at the beach is the perfect opportunity to get active with the kids. Keep family members of any age entertained by playing some of these fun sports, suggested by Activity Village. Safe Beach Sports and Games Volleyball If you are unable to play at an actual…

March is National Save Your Vision Month

[caption id="attachment_8836" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Good eyesight is extremely useful for many daily activities — and even more so for kids, whose vision plays a role in everything from learning at school to taking part in sports. With March being National Save Your Vision Month, we would like to share with you some healthy…

Top Eye Skills Needed for School Success

[caption id="attachment_8833" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Without good vision, it can be very difficult for kids to do well at school. Around 80 percent of learning is visual, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA), including reading, writing, using a computer, and looking at the chalkboard, and the reliance on vision only grows as a…

Safety Tips for Treating Eye Injuries in Kids

[caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] It can be difficult to know how to react in the case of an eye injury, but it is important you act fast to prevent permanent damage. Here are a few tips for treating eye injuries in kids from KidsHealth. How to Treat Eye Injuries in Kids Dealing with…

Sun Protection for Baby: Keeping Your Child Safe

[caption id="attachment_8822" align="alignright" width="200"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] Babies have very delicate skin that easily burns in the sun. By no means should this imply you should keep your infant indoors, but you do need to take extra precautions when out in the sun. Here are a few tips from BabyCentre to help you stay safe…

Maximizing Shade for Safety in the Sun

[caption id="attachment_8819" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] You already know how important it is to seek shade when out in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when light is most intense, but you may not have realized that some types of shade are better than others. In fact, you may be quite…

Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, & Optician: What’s the Difference?

[caption id="attachment_8815" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] To take your child for a comprehensive eye exam, you will need to visit an eye doctor. However, vision specialists can be ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians — and it is important to know who is the most appropriate choice to receive the right type of care, as KidsHealth explains.…

Preventing Injury & Protecting Eyes: April is Sports Eye Safety Month

[caption id="attachment_8750" align="alignright" width="300"] Racket sports cause the most eye injuries, be careful! Source: PinkBlue via Freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] Almost all sports pose a danger to the eyes, resulting in around 40,000 injuries every year, many of which cause permanent damage and even blindness. However, more than 90 percent of injuries could be preventable with proper eye…

What are Polycarbonate Lenses? Real Kids Explains

[caption id="attachment_8748" align="alignright" width="182"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] If you are shopping for sunglasses, you may have heard that polycarbonate is the best choice for lenses. But just what are polycarbonate lenses, and what makes them superior to other plastics? What Are Polycarbonate Lenses? Polycarbonate, as a material, was first developed in the 1970s for aerospace…

Eye Allergies? Relief from Dry, Itchy Eyes for Kids

[caption id="attachment_8746" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: renjith krishnan via Freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] In the United States, 40 percent of children and 30 percent of adults suffer from allergies, reports All About Vision. Most often, this comes with sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose, although symptoms affecting the eyes, including itchiness, tearing, redness, and swollen eyelids, are also common.…