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Public Libraries Will Offer Free Glasses for Solar Eclipse

Public Libraries Will Offer Free Glasses for Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, there's going to be a total solar eclipse that will captivate much of the country. The Great American Eclipse, as it’s being called, is scheduled to pass over a long stretch of land from northwestern Oregon all the way to South Carolina. Those who are lucky enough to see the eclipse…

Research Suggests Natural Light is Good for Kids’ Eyes

Exposure to UV radiation might be harmful to our eyes, but as long as we wear a protective pair of sunglasses, daylight may actually help to improve our vision early in life. According to an article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, new research suggests that natural light could play an important role in…

How Does Sunlight Damage Our Eyes?

How Does Sunlight Damage Our Eyes?

Just as sunlight damages the skin, the eyes are also susceptible to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Eyelids are particularly vulnerable to UV damage due to their thin skin and fragile tissues. Years of unprotected UV exposure can also damage the lens and cornea over time. Without adequate protection, prolonged sunlight exposure can lead to…

Snapchat to Release a Pair of Its Own High-Tech Sunglasses

Snapchat to Release a Pair of Its Own High-Tech Sunglasses

Science-fiction authors have all but exhausted fantastical scenarios in which new technology gives humans the ability to play back and relive captured memories. With the advent of Snap's Spectacles, however, this idea may become a reality sooner than you think. The social-media company behind Snapchat first unveiled Spectacles late last year with a soft launch…

Don’t Skimp on UV Protection. It Could Save Your Vision!

Don’t Skimp on UV Protection. It Could Save Your Vision!

Unlike most accessories, sunglasses are far more than just a stylish trend. Volumes of research have shown they help protect our eyes against harmful UV rays and other forms of radiation, which can later contribute to cataracts, pingueculae, pterygia and photokeratitis. And there’s more — new research has found that exposure to the sun’s “blue light,” or…

Eat These 5 Foods to Protect the Health of Your Eyes

Eat These 5 Foods to Protect the Health of Your Eyes

Our vision shapes the way we see the world. Likewise, it’s important that we do whatever we can to protect our eyes from harm, like wearing UV-blocking sunglasses when we’re outside. But wearing sunglasses isn’t the only thing we can do to protect our eyes. We can also eat foods that promote eye health and…

Prevent Eye Damage During Spring Sports Season

Spring is officially upon us, and that means kids all over the country are returning to baseball diamonds, soccer fields and tennis courts for another season of outdoor sp orts. We might typically associate these types of activities with injuries like sprained ankles and bruised elbows, but it’s important to make sure our kids take…

Skiing, Sun and Shades: Risks on the Slopes

You apply sunscreen, wear a hat and put on pair of polarized shades to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays before heading to the beach, but these steps should be followed before partaking in winter activities too – especially if you are going skiing this season. Most people don’t think to protect their…

Cloudy Days and UV Rays

Did you know that the sun’s rays can slice through overcast skies, clouds and even rain? It’s true! Even on cloudy days, UV rays are as powerful as ever. Just because you may not feel the warmth of the sun doesn’t mean you’re protected beneath a cover of clouds. According to American Scientist, clouds can…

Flex-Fit Frames: Made With Kids in Mind

Most kids can’t have nice things for long without breaking them. That’s one reason that many parents are almost fearful about shopping for new eyeglasses or sunglasses for their children. Kids are active and playful, and sometimes their fun and roughhousing can be too much for some pairs of glasses. That’s not the case with…

Snow Blind: Why Sunglasses Are Important in the Winter

Sunglasses aren’t only for sunny summer days. Have you ever experienced snow blindness in the winter months? We’re talking about being out on a bright day in the snow, leaving you with eyes that ache and seeing spots for a few seconds before you recover and can keep moving. Snow blindness may not seem like…

How Much Does Snow Reflect Harmful UV Rays?

With winter now arriving in full force across much of the country, there’s no better time than now to review the dangers of snow for your vision. Yes, snow is white and fluffy, but it can cause all types of harm, especially to your child’s eyesight. According to the World Health Organization, snow reflects up…

Five Key Reasons to Wear Shades this Winter

When you hear the word “winter,” you typically think of snowflakes, sledding, hot chocolate, freezing temperatures and ice on the roads. When we hear the word “sunglasses,” we tend to think about the summer season, when sunny days rule the weeks and we hit the beach and enjoy outdoor activities. However, wearing sunglasses is just…

Another Snake Knows the Value of Shades

We mustache you a question. Do you think that it’s time to ‘stache your shades? This snake certainly doesn’t think so! The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently located a “hipster snake” – complete with sunglasses and mustache markings, reports the Houston Chronicle. This particular snake even has a cute little mustache! Remember our last…

Bring Your Shades to Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means a lot of great things are ahead. First of all, there is no school, so your children can enjoy a long weekend of not worrying about homework or pop quizzes. You also get to enjoy the fun, festive activities with extended family, making sure that your…

Advantages of Polarized Lenses

When our kids are out in the sun, we do what we can to protect them from the sun and that includes having them wear sunglasses. At Real Kids Shades, we use patented P2 lens technology in our lenses that offers extra benefits for your child’s vision, as well. P2 lenses combine together polycarbonate lens…

Toddler Playing Autumn

Daylight Saving Time Doesn’t Mean to Stash the Shades

It’s that time of year when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. Of course, that means that winter is coming. Just because summer is over, though, doesn’t mean that the danger of UV rays is gone. It’s important for your children to wear sunglasses all year long! While the days are shorter…

Shades and Colors: What Role Does Tint Play?

When you are trying to pick out a pair of new sunglasses, you will often have the option to choose the color tint that you want them to have. Many people make the mistake of choosing a tint based solely on aesthetics, but you should also consider what you plan to do while you’re wearing…

Enjoy a Discount and Help Support Breast Cancer Research

Do you like saving money while also donating to a very worthy cause? Then we have the deal with you! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness, we are giving you a great deal by offering a 10 percent discount on all regular prices! But that’s not all. We will also be…

Do Sunglasses Expire? A New Study Suggests They May

We all know that sunglasses are important. They protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. We know that a nice pair of sunglasses is a great investment not only in your eye health, but also in your sense of style. Not wearing sunglasses can lead to issues down the road with your eye health, including…