Preparing for Prevent Blindness America’s UV Awareness Month

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Our mission here at Real Kids Shades is to help parents understand the dangerous effects of allowing your eyes to be over-exposed to the sun and how necessary quality sunglasses are in keeping your kids’ peepers protected. There are a range of eye issues that are being linked to UV exposure, ranging from photokeratitis (sunburn ofRead more…

Tips for Mountain Biking with Kids

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Now that spring has arrived and summer break is just around the corner, we’re constantly thinking of fun activities to do with our families. Most kids enjoy riding their bikes around the neighborhood or at a local park, but why not take it up a notch and plan a family outing to go mountain biking?Read more…

Screen Time & Eye Health – How Much is Too Much?

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Growing up, did your parents ever warn you that sitting too closely to the TV could damage your vision? As The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles explains, it’s not sitting too closely that can cause vision problems, but rather the amount of time spent in front of a TV or other type of screenRead more…

Real Kids Shades Pinterest Round Up

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Over the past few years, Pinterest has taken the social media world by storm! From fashion trends to home design ideas to crafts for kids, if you can think of it – you’ll probably find it on a pinboard. Real Kids Shades is a big fan of Pinterest, and today we’re rounding up a few ofRead more…

How Well Do You Know Your SPF?

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SPF 15 or SPF 50? Isn’t it all the same? Do the numbers really matter? If it says it’s waterproof, do I still need to reapply it after swimming for a while? Over the years, it seems sunscreen labels have become a bit harder to decipher, and you’ve likely asked yourself at least one of the questions above whenRead more…