4 Dangers You Face When Not Wearing Sunglasses

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Although sunglasses are considered to be more of a fashion statement than functional eyewear, they can nevertheless protect the eyes from sun damage. UV rays are invisible to the eyes, but they can still cause serious damage including snow blindness and even macular degeneration. Here are some more risks you’re running when you step outRead more…

Four Key Reasons to Wear Sunglasses this Winter

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Everything You Need to Know About Snow Blindness

When you hear the word “winter,” you typically think of snowflakes, sledding, hot chocolate, freezing temperatures and ice on the roads. When we hear the word “sunglasses,” we tend to think about the summer season, when sunny days rule the weeks and we hit the beach and enjoy outdoor activities. However, wearing sunglasses is justRead more…

How Sight Affects a Child’s Learning Process

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How Sigh Affects a Child's Learning Process

Did you know that 80 percent of our perception, learning, and cognition comes from our vision? Most of our memories are created from visual data, as well as our ability for critical thinking and retaining information. As such, anything that interferes with our vision can affect our learning, especially in children. Here are two majorRead more…

5 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Eyes from Digital Screens

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Remember when the most screen time you’d get during the school day was playing a game of Oregon Trail? These days, kids spend so much of their lives in front of computer, smartphone and television screens—both at home and at school. In fact, research shows that 8- to 18-year-olds consume an average of 7 hoursRead more…

March is National Save Your Vision Month

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At Real Kids Shades, we’re on a mission to protect young eyes from the sun’s harmful rays by creating comfortable, stylish sunglasses designed specifically for kids. That’s why we’re thrilled to observe National Save Your Vision Month in conjunction with the American Optometric Association (AOA). Today, we’d like to take this opportunity to discuss theRead more…