Real Kids Shades Protect Little Ones #Giveaway

Friday, February 22, 2013 Posted by Aleksandra Nearing

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Why Children’s Sunglasses Are A Necessity – Not An Accessory

Everyone loves the sun. And everyone knows the sun can really damage skin - especially to kids’.  However, most parents don’t realize the sun can also cause permanent and irreparable damage to their children’s eyes. In fact, children’s eyes are at increased risk for permanent eye damage from sunlight until they’re 10-years-old.

Children’s Sunglasses Are Not Accessories – They’re Necessary Gear!
You need to think about sunglasses the same way you think about bicycle helmets. You wouldn’t let your child ride a bike without a protective helmet, right? Don’t let them play outside without protective sunglasses. Period.  UV rays can damage your child’s eyes anytime of the year. While the harmful e ects are three times greater in the summer than winter, there’s still a high risk of sustaining serious eye damage in winter months. UV rays can also do a lot of damage on overcast and cloudy days.

Sun Damage Is Permanent and Cumulative
Unlike skin cells, eye lenses cannot repair themselves. Once they’re damaged, they’re damaged forever. Eye lens cells are never replaced and over time, the harm done is cumulative. This can lead to serious eye diseases and even blindness.

Eye Disorders Caused By Sun Damage
• 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

Ever since Lily was a baby, she was always annoyed by direct sunlight and liked wearing sunglasses.  I should be thankful for that fact, as I wasn't really aware of the sun damage that can be caused at a young age.  We received two pairs of Real Kids Shades to review.  I can't decide which pair I like more.  The pink everyday Flex pair of sunglasses is flexible, unlike many pairs of kids sunglasses we have tried.  I think these would survive an accidental squishing quite well.

The Extreme Elements shades are wonderful for sports and outdoor activities.  These will be perfect for our annual beach trips!  The sunglasses are sure to stay on while playing in the surf and bobbing over waves, and have the added benefit of protecting Lily's eyes from the spray of the ocean.

Both sets of shades come with carrying cases that will come in handy!

BUY IT
You can purchase Real Kids Shades directly from their website.  The sunglasses are available for infants, toddlers and older children as well.

WIN IT
One of my US readers will win some Real Kids Shades!  Lucky you!  To enter, simply fill out the form below.

Disclosure:  Thank you to Real Kids Shades for providing the information and products for review and giveaway.  All opinions are my own and yours may differ.
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1 comments:

  1. alissa apel said...

    I got these for my nephew Emerson. His eyes are super sensitive. They are the only glasses he'd keep on.