Protect your child’s eyes with Real Kids Shades #2014HolidayGiftGuide

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“WEMAKE7 was not compensated for this post. We did however receive free product to review. All opinions are our own.”

 Children’s sunglasses are a necessity-Not and accessory.

Did you know that it’s JUST as important for a child to wear sunglasses as it is to wear sunscreen? I’m guilty, I am one of those parents that lather my kiddos up with sunscreen during the summer months but never really thought they should also be wearing sunglasses as well.

Sure kiddos look cool and cute with them on but by not wearing them outside at all times the UV rays could cause harm to their eyes. It’s not just Summer protection we need to worry about but Winter as well.

Some eye disorders that can be caused by Sun Damage are:

  • Cataracts
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Pterygia
  • Skin cancer around the eyes
  • Photokeratitis

That’s some scary stuff. You can purchase sunglasses pretty much anywhere but they are not created equal. Prevent Blindness America suggests you make sure that sunglasses block both types of ultraviolet rays, UV-A and UV-B 100%. (I didn’t even realize there were 2 types) Find sunglasses that fit your kiddo well, and look for ones with polycarbonate lenses and frames.

REAL-KIDS-SHADES-2Real Kids Shades and Prevent Blindness America are working close together to increase awareness and understanding of the long-term dangers of unprotected sun exposure to children’s eyes.

Real Kids Shades are the leading innovator of children’s 100% UVA/UVB eye protection. They offer high quality sunglasses in five different sizes for kiddos. The stages focus on style, performance and fit. They have products for Baby (0+), Toddler (2+), Kid (4+), Youth (7+) and Tween (10+) with options of Flex Fit and their new P2 Lens Technology.

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Just recently we had the opportunity of reviewing Real Kids Shades with our kiddos. They were pretty excited when they all saw they had their own pair of awesome sunglasses. We reviewed the Toddler Explorer, Youth Breeze, Tween Blade and Swag. They fit them very well and they enjoy wearing them. I really like the feature of the wrap around with the Toddler Explorer glasses because it helps keep the sunglasses on my son without falling off his cute little face. =)

My kids give Real Kids Shades 2 thumbs up and I have to agree, I really like that I know where to go to find great shades my kids can wear that WILL actually protect their eyes.

To learn more about Real Kids Shades and purchase their wonderful sunglasses visit realkidshades.com. 

To learn more about Prevent Blindness America visit StarPupils.org.

Connect with Real Kids Shades on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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One lucky reader is going to win a pair of their choosing from Real Kids Shades. How awesome is that? Enter for your chance to win in the rafflecopter below. Open to both U.S. and Canada. Must be 18+ to enter.

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Which style sunglasses from Real Kids Shades would your kiddo love the most? =)

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WEMAKE7 received one or more of the above product for free in hopes of being mentioned on our blog. All opinions are of our own. WEMAKE7 only recommends products or services that we use personally and think would be good for our readers. This giveaway is not endorsed, affiliated, nor sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. WEMAKE7 is not responsible for prize fulfillment. If you have any questions, concerns or want to see your product reviewed/featured on WEMAKE7 you can contact Bonnie at mommato5kiddos@aol.com.

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  • Linda Bradshaw

    I would like to have these for my nieces. They love to wear glasses all the time. I have some broken pairs. These would be great.

  • ioana c.

    I would love the toddler pair. My little guy would be so cute with them on!

  • Ashley Nicholas

    These look like awesome sunglasses! I’ll have to look into these for Christmas presents!

  • Nile Flores

    My son has prescription glasses that tint in the sun too. It really helps. Sunglasses are definitely important. It is an necessity and also an accessory… at least for me as I have tons of pairs… lol.

  • Aisha Kristine Chong

    I have heard about this and I think this is a good investment to make – especially with technology kicking in to most kids now.

  • Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest

    Those are some cute sunglasses. I like the selection they have.

  • Gabby

    These would make great gifts for my younger cousin. Thank you for sharing!

  • Deanna Ritz

    These shades are so cute!! I love how they look cool and are protecting your kids eyes at the same time. I’ll have to pick some up.

  • XmasDolly

    Now see that’s what I’m talking about. You going to make kids sunglasses let’s call them kid sunglasses not hand-me-downs that mommy or daddy no longer wants! Now these are cool.

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    Sunglasses are a very important part of eye health. I get headaches very easily from the sun. If i am not wearing my sun glass i am guaranteed a migraine. We always made sure the kids had sun glasses to wear .

  • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    WE are a familyof sunglasses wearing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sharon

    Those are cool…very, very cool! I want some and I want them all for me!

  • Rebeccafaith

    I live in southern california so sunglasses are very important! We have to protect those eyes, ya know?

  • Elizabeth O.

    The Real Kids Shades is perfect as Christmas gift. Wonderful post.

  • jo

    I’d love to win this for my daughter. I guess a few years back I read the most important thing to consider in buying sunglasses (especially for kids) are those that have UV protection. You stated it is 100% UVA/UVB whatever those stand for so I guess this one will be perfect for her! I want to protect her eyes as much as I want to protect mine! 😀

  • Debi

    I think that all of my kids would love these cool shades.

  • michele d

    My children have several pairs and they are great and flexible for them too!

  • JoAnna

    These are cool, and a great idea! It seems like a product that kids would love to wear, as well, with all the fun colors.

    Cheers!
    JoAnna
    foreverinparadise.net

  • Anonymous

    How cool!

  • Franc Ramon

    Kids would even have more sensitive eyes so they should wear shades. They also need protection while they are outdoors.

  • Tamika

    It’s about time that someone thinks about toddler’s. I have a hard time finding sunglasses for my niece and granddaughter at this age. I’m going to be picking up a pair right now and have for next summer.

  • shari

    Love these shades for kids. So stylish and protects them against sunlight too.

    Amazing!

  • Dee

    I love the idea of good children sunglasses! My niece who is two and I feel it is very important to protect her eyes with good quality glasses.

  • Kay @ The GO Mamas

    I agree with you that parents may not realize the effect of unprotected sun exposure on their children’s eyes. Seeing them squint all the time should be a clue! I like the style of glass this company offers, any kid would be happy to wear them

  • Roch

    I didn’t realize that there are eyeglasses that don’t protect the sun against the dangers of exposure. I thought once the eyes are blocked with the glasses, we’re already safe haha. This post is very informative and helpful.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I have the hardest time getting my boys to wear sunglasses. Maybe I should get them each a pair of these cool looking shades!

  • tiffany f

    I did not know that so many eye issues can arise from not using proper eye protection on our little ones. I am not a big sun glass wearer myself but will definitely be purchasing some for myself and my toddler this spring. Thanks for filling me in!!

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