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July Is UV Safety Awareness Month

Now that summer is just around the corner, it can be easy for us to find ourselves spending quite an amount of time out in the sun. Unfortunately, all of that fun can lead to our bodies being exposed to damaging UV rays. If you are unsure of how much risk you are at from…

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Going Camping? Don’t Forget the Shades!

Camping is the American family summer vacation pastime. Not only is camping affordable, it is fun for both kids and adults, too! When you find yourself packing for yourself and your children, it is only natural to forget a few things due to your hectic lifestyle. One thing you do not want to forget, though,…

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Decisions, Decisions: A Guide to Choosing Sunglasses for Kids

When you pick out your new pair of summer frames, don’t forget to shop for your kids, too! Children’s eyes are the most sensitive to harmful sun damage, which can cause real problems later in life, from macular degeneration to cataracts and surface eye diseases like burns or dry eye. Not only is it important…

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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…

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Getting in the Habit of Wearing Sunglasses Starts in Youth

Humans are creatures of habit. When you start developing habits when you are very young, like the way you learn to tie your shoes or which side of your mouth you brush first, those habits stay with you well into adulthood. Sun protection is no exception. If you started wearing sunglasses when you were young,…

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Importance of Sunglasses in Preventing Melanoma

With summer close, the sun is already shining more often around the country. Even though the sun may feel good, we’re exposing ourselves to UVA and UVB rays when basking in the sunlight – rays that can cause damage to our eyes and even result in ocular melanoma. This form of cancer begins in the…

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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…

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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…

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Many Unaware of UV Rays Effect on Eyes

Recently, The Vision Council, an organization that dedicates itself to educating the public about eye health, reported some startling revelations about the sun’s ultraviolet rays and their effects on our eyes. In a study performed by the council, Newsmax reports that even though 75 percent of Americans are concerned about harmful ultraviolet rays, only about…

Preventing Lost Sunglasses

Don’t Lose Your Shades with these Tips

When you’re out enjoying a beautiful day with your friends, losing your sunglasses can really put a damper on your day. Don’t find yourself without your glasses – check out these tips to help you keep your glasses safe and secure. Keep in One Place One way to make sure you don’t lose your glasses…

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Why Are Polarized Lenses the Best Choice?

It is important to have a convenient pair of sunglasses handy all year long for each member of your family – especially your kiddos! When shopping for the best pair of shades, you should consider the pros and cons of each pair. You want to purchase a pair of sunglasses that provide both safety and…

Sun Protection for Young People

Generation Sun Smart

When the weather is nice, kids love to play outside. While playing in the sun, however, they can also be exposed to harmful UV rays that can end up being very damaging to their skin. That’s why a program in Ireland is taking the initiative to help educate children about the importance of protecting themselves…

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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…

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Outdoor Light Can Slow, Reduce Nearsightedness

With the technology boom, more and more children are finding entertainment inside instead of outdoors than ever before. Study after study shows the harm of blue light on the eyes, which is the type of light coming from your iPad, TV, smartphone or other electronic screen. What can we do, then, to protect our children’s…

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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.…

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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…

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Sunglasses and Kids Sports

Spring is in the air, and you know what that means – it’s time to load the lawn chairs into the back of the car because your kids’ outdoor sports seasons are about to begin! With baseball, softball and spring soccer and lacrosse leagues starting up, there’s no better time to talk about your kids’…

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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,…

Don’t Forget Shades on Vacation – But Especially in Winter!

The sun is shining, the weather is warming up and you can’t wait to spend more time outside with your family. Beautiful, sunny days make you remember the one important accessory that may have gotten pushed in the back of your dresser drawer or lost underneath car seats this winter – your sunglasses. Although most…

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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…