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The Difference Between Vision Screenings and Eye Exams

If you've been hearing that your child will receive a vision screening at school you may be wondering why they need to be seen by an optometrist once a year for an eye exam. The vision screening your child receives at school or from their pediatrician is not equivalent to a comprehensive eye exam performed…

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Going to the Eye Doctor with Nick Jr.

Did you recently schedule your toddler's annual eye exam and you've been trying to explain the trip to them? If you've noticed any apprehension from your little one you may want to help them relate with something they are familiar with. And what is the one thing almost every toddler is familiar with? The characters…

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Reminder: Buy Your Child Eye Protection for Spring Sports

[caption id="attachment_350" align="alignright" width="258" caption="Chester County Bobcats 10u in Real Kids Shades"][/caption] We know we mentioned it last month, but since spring will officially be here this Sunday we want to take the time to remind you again. With the start of spring sports make sure your child's eyes and vision are protected by purchasing…

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President Obama Proclaims “Save Your Vision Week”

[caption id="attachment_557" align="alignright" width="301" caption="Kids in Real Kids Shades"][/caption] Think wearing sunglasses and getting routine eye exams is not important? Eye health and safety is such an important topic the President of the United States Barack Obama made a proclamation that March 6, 2011- March 12, 2011 and every first week of March would be…

Protect Eye Health with a Healthy Diet

If you've been following our blog for awhile then you are well aware of the importance of child eye protection from UV rays. Because children's eyes are not fully developed they are at a higher risk for damage. In addition to making sure your child wears sunglasses each and every time they step foot outdoors,…

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Support Children’s Eye Protection with Star Pupils and RKS

As we are fresh off of Prevent Blindness America's Eye on Capitol Hill National Call-In Day we would like to share a special joint effort with you. Real Kids Shades has teamed up with Prevent Blindness America to promote children's eye safety. Are you wondering how we plan to do that? With a special pair…

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6th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Call-In

Today the nation’s oldest non-profit eye health and safety organization, Prevent Blindness America, will walk through the halls of Congress during their 6th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill event. Eyes on Capitol Hill is the organization's spring advocacy campaign that promotes vision and eye health within the Federal appropriations cycle. The event is composed of…

Pop into Spring with a Pair of Pink Shades

Do you have a little princess who prefers to have pink everything? If so she's in the know with the latest trend. From the interior design world to the couture collections on the runway, pink will be this spring's hottest color. And what better way to greet you daughter and spring than with a fashionable…

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Connect with Real Kids Shades on Facebook!

These days everyone is on Facebook, and so are we! The next time you log into Facebook head over to our fan page at www.facebook.com/RealKidsShades and 'Like' us. Our Facebook fan page is a simple and easy way for you to directly connect with us. You can ask us questions regarding kids' eye health and…

Purchase Eye Protection for Spring Sports

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="288" caption="Xtreme Sports sunglasses by Real Kids Shades"][/caption] In a little over a month we will be saying good bye to winter, skiing, sledding and snowboarding and hello to spring, baseball, softball and soccer. You are more than likely you are already in talks with your child about which sports they will…

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Common Signs of Child Vision Problems

Have you noticed any physical changes in your child's eyes? Is your child constantly rubbing their eyes or complaining about feeling dizzy or not being able to see well? If you have heard these complaints from your child they may be experiencing signs of vision problems. Children are the most at risk for vision problems…

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Enter to Win a Free Pair of Real Kids Shades!

How would you like the chance to win a free pair of Real Kids Shades of your choice for your little one? Well you can by entering our sponsored giveaway on Sugar Pop Ribbons. In order to enter the giveaway for a chance to win you must: Be a public follower of the Sugar Pop…

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Let’s Move Turns 1 Today!

Today is the first anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to end childhood obesity. Mrs. Obama will be will be out and about promoting the campaign all throughout this week. Today she met with White House reporters and tomorrow she will make appearances on on NBC's Today and ABC's Live with Regis…

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Kid Friendly Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Odds are that one of your child's favorite times of the day include lunch, recess or snack time. They may even be a big fan of all three. Because February is National Children's Dental Health Month we will be sharing tip and activities in relation to kid's dental health throughout the month. This week we…

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Because kid's overall health is at the forefront of everything we do, we want to let you know that February is National Children's Dental Health Month! Each year the month is sponsored by the American Dental Association to help raise awareness about oral health and the importance of it. This year's campaign aimed at small…

Real Kids Shades Testing Standards

Parents, we know you want your children to be healthy in each and every way, which is why we stress the importance of good eye health. The health of kids' eyes are often overlooked until it is time for their yearly eye exam, which many don't even receive. In addition to having your child's eyes…

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Preventing and Treating Snow Blindness

Have you ever experienced eye pains after being outside in the snow for too long? If so the cause may have been snow blindness, also known as Photokeratitis. Snow blindness is caused by UV rays reflecting strongly off snow, and because snow is smooth and full of polycrystals light is not able to pass through,…

Upgrade Your Children with a Pair of Real Kids Shades

Do your kids gravitate to the toy sunglasses plastered with their favorite cartoon character? While there is nothing wrong with purchasing these sunglasses to play with in the house, they need increased protection when outdoors. Children's toy sunglasses are fun for them to look at, but they seldom offer the eye protection your kids need.…

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Ski Safety Check List for Kids

Earlier this week we shared with you the benefits cross country skiing could have on your entire family. Today we are going to share a ski safety check list for kids in case you do decide to go cross country skiing with your family. Would you actually prefer to go on a downhill skiing trip…

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Cross Country Skiing, Fun for the Entire Family

[caption id="attachment_382" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Real Kids Shades Xreme Elements"][/caption] Thinking about taking a cross country skiing trip? Go ahead and take your kids with you. Cross country skiing has been a growing trend for winter family vacation for many years. It is such a popular option for families because it is easy to learn after…