Tag: children’s sunglasses

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…

Make Your Child Love Getting Glasses

We understand. Nobody truly WANTS to get glasses – especially kids. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma for children when they need glasses, which can cause some anxiety when the infamous “glasses day” rolls around. Although your child may initially fight you on needing glasses, there are some awesome ways you can help him or…

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…

Pin to Win this Summer with Real Kids Shades

Grab the kids and pack up the van: it’s family vacation time! When the kids are finally out of school and the boss gives you a week off in the summer, it’s time to hit the highway for a much-needed getaway, and this summer you can get kick start your vacation with help from Real…

Avoid Baseball, Softball Messes with Sunglasses

On an old episode of “Mythbusters,” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman put eye black to the test to see if it really worked. Through a series of tests, the two learned that traditional eye back does not eliminate glare for the person wearing it, although it did slightly help athletes differentiate between light and…

Near-Sighted or Far-Sighted, Sunglasses Should be in Your Sights

Making sure your child has accurate and comfortable – not to mention un-bent and un-shattered – prescription glasses can get expensive, so you may not have wanted to spring for sunglasses at the eye doctor’s office. However, it’s very important that you make sure your child’s eyes are protected from harmful UV spectrum sun rays.…

What to Look for When Buying Sunglasses for Your Children

Things to Remember When Buying Children’s Sunglasses One of the simple activities that children enjoy is going out on a nice, sunny day and playing outdoors. While they are having their fun in the sun, it is important to remember that the sun can provide harmful UV rays that can damage their eyes with little…

Why You Shouldn’t Look at the Sun

We all know the feeling that you get when you accidentally look at something that’s too bright – you may experience eye pain, and your gut reaction will be to squint or turn your head. When we were kids, our friends and our curiosity probably tempted us to try to stare into the sun anyway,…

Sunglasses – Sunscreen for Your Eyes!

When you’re packing for your upcoming vacation to a sunny place, don’t forget to throw your kids’ sunglasses in the suitcase! You may not think that sunglasses make such a huge difference for your kids’ eyes, but in fact, keeping those young eyes protected from the harmful rays of the sun can actually go a…

Playground Safety: Give Children the Knowledge & Tools to Play Safely at Recess

When it is time for the kids to go back to school, one of the biggest concerns for parents is their children’s safety when they are not around to supervise. You can ensure your kids stay safe and never endanger others by teaching them these useful tips for recess from KidsHealth. [caption id="attachment_9291" align="alignright" width="300"]…

Best Eye Exercises for Kids to Assist with Learning & Success

Eyeglasses and contact lenses allow kids to see properly for lessons at school and during sports practice, putting them at no disadvantage to children with perfect vision. Unfortunately, corrective eyewear does nothing to protect eyes from growing weaker, and kids will need stronger lenses over time. However, by practicing eye exercises, you can help your…

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…

Creating Kids Who Love the Outdoors

Some kids love being outdoors and need no convincing to participate in outdoor activities. Others, however, need a little push to realize just how fun outdoor sports, games, and adventures can be. Whatever the age of your kids, it is never too late to turn them into lovers of the outdoors with these tips from…

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.…

Sunglasses Are an Essential at the Beach or Lake: Tips for Choosing Sunglasses

Spending time in the sun without eye protection is dangerous wherever you are, but it is particularly risky in places like the beach or lake where sunlight bounces off the water and increases the intensity of UV rays. No time is this more true than in the summer, when UV levels can become more than…

Before Heading Outside, Check the UV Index for Eye & Skin Safety

[caption id="attachment_9190" align="alignright" width="197"] Make sure your kids have UV eye protection. Source: Real Kids[/caption] Before heading outdoors this summer, check the UV Index to find out the intensity of sun rays in your area. The service is available for most ZIP codes around the country and can help you to best plan activities while ensuring…

Comfortable Sandals & Proper Sunglasses the Fashion Trend at the Beach

Sandals are a great type of footwear for kids: they are easy to put on without help, keep feet cool on hot days, and come in a range of designs, colors, and materials. This summary of styles from eBay, combined with our recommendations for shades, will help you create a fashionable, comfortable outfit for your…

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…

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…