Tag: kids sunglasses

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…

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…

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…

The Essential Beach Checklist for Babies & Kids

As a parent, you will be familiar with that sinking sensation that you have forgotten something when you are about to leave for a trip. Making a checklist in advance is a great solution, and with so many safety issues to consider at the beach, from crashing waves to burning sun, it is extra important.…

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…

Get Your Pair of Real Kids Shades with the Sun, Surf & Shades Contest

[caption id="attachment_9042" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] This summer, we are giving our fans the chance to win sunglasses for their families through the Real Kids’ Sun, Surf & Shade contest. Winners can receive up to five pairs of shades along with a $100 gift card to fill their beach bags. To enter the competition,…

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…

Be Safe Around Water but Still Have Fun

[caption id="attachment_8926" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] There is no better way to cool off during the summer than to swim or play in water. Unfortunately, water can be dangerous — it is the top cause of injury-related deaths in children between the ages of 1 and 4, reports Safe Kids Worldwide. Whether you are at…

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…

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…

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…

Sports Eye Glasses Improve Sight & Protect the Eyes

[caption id="attachment_8742" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] Most of the more than 42,000 eye injuries that land sports players in the emergency room every year would have been preventable had the participant been using protective eyewear. Although your kids may argue against wearing eye protection, you should take note that 72 percent of these injuries…

Top Trends in Kids’ Sunglasses

[caption id="attachment_8736" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] Sunglasses are even more important for children than for adults for two reasons. Firstly, kids typically spend more hours outdoors in the sun, and studies suggest that between one-quarter and half of all UV radiation of a lifetime occurs by the age of 18, reports All About Vision.…

Recommended Features for Kids’ Sunglasses

[caption id="attachment_8691" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] There is a strong consensus among doctors and medical researchers that children need to use sunglasses. It is important to protect young eyes, as kids tend to spend more time outdoors than adults, and their eyes are more sensitive.  However, not all shades are created equal, so it…

Real Kids Demonstrates Durability, Protection & Style

[caption id="attachment_8685" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] Unfortunately, it can be easier to climb a mountain than to get your baby to wear sunglasses and keep them on. But parents should be weary of how easily kids' eyes are damaged over time.  As any optometrist will tell you, kids' eyes are just as sensitive as…

Back to Basics: Choosing Sunglasses for Kids

Kids’ sunglasses are far more than just a fashion item -- they protect your children’s eyes and skin from harmful UV rays that could otherwise lead to cumulative damage and cause serious conditions later in life, including skin cancer, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. [caption id="attachment_8234" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Source: Real Kids Shades via Pinterest[/caption] Children under 10 are…

Made with Kids in Mind: Flex-Fit™ Sunglasses

All parents know just how rough kids can be with their toys and clothes, and this can turn into a real concern when it comes to purchasing new clothes and accessories. However, with Real Kids's new and improved children's sunglasses, there's no need to worry about how long your kids’ shades will last. Our Flex-Fit™ technology makes…

Spooky Halloween Crafts for Kids

When decorating your home for Halloween this year, involve the kids by making some cute, spooky crafts your family can display as creative decor. To help you find a little inspiration, we've compiled a list of our favorite Halloween crafts for kids. [caption id="attachment_8173" align="aligncenter" width="347"] Source: Better Homes and Gardens[/caption] Spiderweb Mobile Cut black yarn into 20 pieces, each…

5 Ways to Prevent Vision Problems in Children

Kids are using more technology on a daily basis than ever before, and although this may be beneficial for learning new things, staring at a screen for hours on end can have adverse effects on eye health. Following this list of precautions from She Knows, you can help prevent vision problems and improve your children’s eye health. [caption…

Important Vision Skills for School Success

Around 80 percent of the information a child learns is processed through sight. As a result, your eyes need to be capable of doing much more than simply viewing and processing your surroundings. [caption id="attachment_8151" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Source: supakitmod via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] As children grow, they need to interpret and react to visual stimuli by moving and focusing…