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 families only pull out their shades during the spring and summertime, new studies are showing the importance of protecting your eyes from the sun all year long.
According to England’s The Telegraph, a 2009 study conducted in northern Japan found that human eyes were more likely to be damaged by UV rays while skiing on the slopes in snow-covered areas compared to sitting on the beach. Specifically, scientists observed the effects of light reflection on freshly fallen snow versus UV rays on an artificial sand beach and found that while your eyes are still harmed by the bright light at the beach, the effect is even worse in snowy conditions.
As you may remember from your art classes, white reflects all light, which means that the snow-covered slopes are reflecting back all of the bright rays of the sun. This means that spending a day on the slopes exposes you to more sunlight than an afternoon on the beach, making vision protection all the more important.
Real Kids Shades wants to help you protect your children from the harmful effects of the sun. As you prepare for spring break at the beach you definitely want to pack sunglasses for the whole family, but don’t forget to dig the glasses out of the drawer when you are home too. Vision protection in the sun is important at home and on vacation, whether you’re taking a drive down the road or a flight down to the topical beaches. Keep a few extra pairs of sunglasses in your car and in your luggage to be sure the whole family is protected all year round and in all situations.
Real Kids Shades offers affordable and stylish sunglasses designed just for kids! Not only do they block 100 percent of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, but you can find the perfect size, color and style for kids of all ages. As a parent, you are always looking to stay on top of the latest news on how to keep your kids safe. Real Kids Shades is here to help you take one more worry from your mind. Shop online now to find the safest pair of sunglasses for your kids to wear – whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall!