Tag: sunglasses for tweens

Blade & Swag – Shades Tweens & Parents Can Agree On

For those with kids nearing their middle school years, you've probably experienced the ordeal of trying to find clothes and accessories your kids will wear... including sunglasses! Oftentimes, it's a struggle to find shades they like in the store because many times the sunglasses designed for this age group feature cartoon characters and look as…

March is Save Your Vision Month!

To help people preserve their vision through their life, the American Optometric Association (AOA) holds Save Your Vision Month annually in March. To commemorate the occasion, we've complied a list of ways you can protect your children’s vision and eye health.   [caption id="attachment_6743" align="alignright" width="320"] Source: Stuart Miles via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Why kids need comprehensive…

Fly & Shine – Fashionable Shades for Tweens

Kids can become very fashion-conscious as they get older, especially once they hit the middle school years! At this point, kids want to choose everything carefully, from clothes and shoes to accessories like sunglasses, to ensure these items have the “cool” factor.   As a parent, though, your greatest concern is that sunglasses have adequate…

Sky & Surf: Stylish Kids’ Shades for Fun in the Sun

Your kids want fashionable sunglasses that look like the ones they see their favorite actors and singers wearing, but let’s face it -  the stylish shades from the dollar bin at the party store don’t offer the best in UV protection for your kids’ eyes and aren’t all that durable either. Because we know you…

Teaching Kids About Sun Safety

As a parent, you undoubtedly understand the importance of sun protection for your kids. However, explaining sun safety to them, and ensuring that they always use sunscreen and other forms of sun protection, can be a challenge even if your children have suffered from sunburn in the past. For kids, concepts such as poor eye…

Preventing Computer Eye Strain in Kids

[caption id="attachment_6488" align="alignright" width="266"] Source: pat138241 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Many kids received a new computer, tablet, or electronic gadget of some sort this holiday season. These devices are great for keeping them entertained or for helping them with homework. However, it is also important to remember the effect that sitting in front of a screen for…

Plan a Festive Family New Year’s Celebration

With this year quickly coming to a close, it is time to start planning how you will spend New Year’s Eve. There is no better way to welcome 2014 than by celebrating with your kids through crafts, games, and other fun activities. Take away the stress of trying to find a babysitter on the most…

Tips for a Safe & Fun-Filled Family Sledding Adventure

[caption id="attachment_6428" align="alignright" width="239"] Source: franky242 via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] As soon as the snow begins to fall, one thing crosses your mind: It's time to bring out the sleds! This fun family activity should end with everyone exhausted and sitting around cups of hot cocoa, but, unfortunately, many sledding trips end in the emergency room because…

Get 30% Off Plus Free Shipping on Real Kids Shades Purchases Through December 31st

Attention all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends! With the start of the holiday shopping season just a few days away, Real Kids Shades has a great treat in store for you! All orders placed on our website now through December 31st will receive 30% off when the coupon code HOLIDAY13 is entered at check…

Creating Daily Routines for Your Family

If you have ever broken the rules and let your kids stay up later than usual on a school night only to have tremendous difficulty getting them out the door the next day, you can attest to the importance of keeping up with your family’s daily routines. Routines not only help you cope as a…

What are the Early Symptoms of Color Blindness?

[caption id="attachment_6356" align="alignright" width="360"] Source: dhester via morgueFile[/caption] Around 8 percent of men and 0.5 percent of women are color blind to some degree, according to The Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, many are not even aware they have a color-vision deficiency until they apply for a job that requires distinguishing between different colors or shades.…

Festive Thanksgiving Crafts to Make with Your Kids

It is nearly time for the much-loved Thanksgiving holiday! While you are busy planning a big feast and accommodations for guests, we know your little ones may wish to help mom or dad out in some way. One of our favorite ways to let kids help prepare for holidays is to make it fun by…

Protect Your Kids’ Eyes on Winter Ski Trips

[caption id="attachment_6310" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Source: taoty via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] With ski season right around the corner, perhaps your family is looking forward to some fun on the slopes during winter vacation. As you’re planning your trip, it’s important to remember that it is also time to be thinking about how you can protect your kids' skin…

5 Foods to Add to Your Diet for Healthier Eyes

[caption id="attachment_6302" align="alignright" width="360"] Source: Apolonia via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Most people are aware that carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, which helps keep your eyes healthy, but there are plenty of other foods that you should be incorporating into your family's diet that provide nutrients that support eye and vision health. From yummy veggies…

November is National Healthy Skin Month

[caption id="attachment_6295" align="alignright" width="320"] Source: Praisaeng via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] November is National Healthy Skin Month, which, as Anne Arundel Dermatology explains, is all about celebrating healthy skin and overcoming or learning to live with any skin conditions your family may have.   During the winter, people who suffer from dry skin are particularly susceptible to skin problems…

Be Prepared – Diaper Bag Packing Checklist

[caption id="attachment_6268" align="alignright" width="284"] Source: Pinterest[/caption] All parents of young children often dread the thought of being out with their little one and having to make an unexpected stop for diapers or a new outfit because they forgot to prepare for the inevitable spit-up incident or other accidents. Too many will tell you they've learned…

Prevent Blindness America Promotes Women’s Eye Health with See Jane See

[caption id="attachment_6258" align="alignright" width="320"] Source: photostock via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Hey moms! Did you know women are more susceptible than men to visual impairment and other conditions affecting eye health? Although women make up 53 percent of the population, 66 percent of blindness cases are suffered by women. Additionally, women account for 65 percent of age-related macular…

Protect Your Kids’ Eyes from Computer Vision Syndrome

[caption id="attachment_6241" align="alignright" width="360"] Source: photostock via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Your kids are finally adjusting to their school routine and are probably partaking in more activities that require the use of computers and tablets like iPads than ever before. With all that screen time at school and at home for homework, you need to be closely monitoring…

Five Fun Fall Activities to do with your Children

Fall is one of the best times of the year for enjoying a variety of activities with your kids, as there are so many fun and creative ways you can spend time together. From playing in the leaves to baking fall treats, it’s easy to find seasonal activities all family members will enjoy.   If…

Tips for Selecting Safe Halloween Costumes for Your Children

[caption id="attachment_6213" align="alignright" width="320"] Source: Phaitoon via FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year for kids, as it provides them with the chance to dress up, go trick-or-treating, and attend Halloween parties. However, before it can be fun, it's got to be safe! As you are helping your children select their…