Real Kids Shades (Giveaway)

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Most adults wear sunglasses, right? What about kids?

I don’t see too many children walking around with sunglasses on. Or if I do, they are the “play” sunglasses.

 

Children need to wear sunglasses for some of the same reasons us adults do. Sun can damage their eyes. Some disorders caused by the sun damage are:

• Cataracts

• Age-related macular degeneration

• Pterygia – abnormal tissue grown on the whites of the eyes

• Skin cancer around the eyes

• Photokeratitis – sunburn of the cornea

Now, I’m not saying if your child does not wear sunglasses she or he will get these disorders, but why take the chance?

 

Real Kids Shades are made just for kids. They are comfortable, good looking and durable! Real Kids Shades are proven to block 100% of both types of ultraviolet rays: UV-A and UV-B.

Things to know before purchasing glasses for your child:

1. Make sure they block 100% of both types of ultraviolet rays: UV-A and UV-B. A UV 400 rating is ideal.
2. Check lenses carefully for scratches, bubbles and distortions. Flaws in the lenses can cause can result in squinting, tearing and headaches.

3. Select sunglasses that match your child’s active lifestyle. They should be impact-resistant and frames should be bendable, unbreakable and/or have snap on temples.

4. Look for sunglasses with polycarbonate lenses and frames, the most impact-resistant material available. Acrylic lenses can shatter. Beware. Many polarized kids sunglasses have acrylic lenses.

5. Consider wrap-around designs that guard against peripheral UV rays. Peripheral UV light is just as damaging to children’s eyes as direct light. Re ective light, from snow or water, is also  as damaging.

6. Make sure the sunglasses deliver a snug, comfortable  t. Avoid sunglasses that are too tight or too loose for your child’s head. For babies and super active kids, banded solutions that  t under hats and helmets are best.

7. Do not buy opaque sunglasses – especially for small children and babies who can’t talk. They communicate through their eyes and you want to be able to see them at all times.

9. Buy from manufacturers that stand behind  their sunglasses. The best brands back their sunglasses with strong replacement guarantees.

10. Know the pros and cons of polarized lenses. Unless they’re specifically treated with UV coating, polarized lenses don’t over UV protection. Polarization helps to protect against high glare light conditions. However, polarized lenses also distort vision. Many children’s eye care specialists believe polarized lenses can be dangerous for young children just learning to walk.

This is one reason why Real Kids Shades only polarizes the lenses on our Xtreme Sports styles for 7-12-year-olds.

We received a package from Real Kids Shades. There were 2 pairs for my daughter who is 5 and 1 for my son, who is 12. They offer glasses for ages 0-3, 3-7 and  7-12. Each pair came with an adjustable band that comfortably and securely keeps the glasses in place.

 

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The children were so excited they wanted to do a little photo shoot to show off their new shades.

 

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I received the above products to review. Opinions are my own.

Anne

I’m a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I’m on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Comments

  1. I like those shades!

  2. Andrea v says:

    No they don’t always wear them.

  3. Yes…they do!
    Thank you!

  4. no

  5. Yes, I make sure we put sunglasses on before going outside.

  6. If I remind them too

  7. Yes, my daughter loves to wear sunglasses “just like mommy and daddy”.

  8. no. a lot of bucket hats for the sun… i dont trust baby sunglasses… but if these are shatterproof thats so worth it!