Did you know that children’s sunglasses are not accessories but necessary gear?
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.
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 effects 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.
Real Kids Shades offers sunglasses for children of all ages and created styles that kids will love to wear at a price point that parents can afford. Real Kids offers custom sized products for Baby (0+), Toddler (2+), Kid (4+), Youth (7+) and Tween (10+) in styles that range from iconic, like the classic wayfarer and aviator styles, to signature sporty wraps, sweeps and blades. With the new brand comes a new look and new expanded product line. We now provide the most extensive product line in children’s quality sun glasses offered in five sizes specific to kids’ age stages that focus on style, performance and fit.
We’ve tried several pairs of sunglasses from Real Kids Shades over the years and have always been impressed with the quality, fit and durability. Real Kids Shades are very flexible and withstand the occasional crushing that little kids can deliver. Building on their successful flexible technology, Real Kids now offers TPEE Flex-Fit frames for all age/stages and all Real Kids products use polycarbonate lenses.
Remember – 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 include:
• Age-related macular degeneration
• Pterygia – abnormal tissue grown on the whites
of the eyes
• Skin cancer around the eyes
• Photokeratitis – sunburn of the cornea
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Disclosure: Thanks to Real Kids Shades for sponsoring the review and giveaway.