Real Kids Shades’ Top 10 Posts of 2012 – Part 1

With 2013 upon us, we’re looking forward to a new year and more opportunities to share the importance of protecting children’s eyes from the sun in the months to come. Before we do that, though, we’d like to take some time to look back on 2012.

This year, we’ve shared so much information with our readers, from beautiful eyes contests to important eye health information, and more! Today we’re going to take a look back at some of those posts with a review of the most popular blog posts we shared in 2012. Below are the top five from the list.


Prevent Blindness America Names “Most Beautiful Eyes Contest” Winner – Check out the beautiful eyes of contest winner Ava Lloyd. Ava and her family attended the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet in Chicago in November, where she was awarded with a $10,000 educational scholarship. 

most beautiful eyes contest winner

Tips for Selecting Sunglasses from the Skin Cancer Foundation – Before you purchase a new pair of sunglasses for your child, be sure to see the recommendations of the Skin Cancer Foundation. Following these tips will ensure that your purchase will protect your little one’s peepers from the harmful effects of sun exposure.

real kids shades kids sunglasses

Five Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Children – Need some activities to keep the kids busy on a snow day? These games and activities will get kids up and moving and are sure to beat the winter blues.

winter outdoor activity

Six Tips for Protecting Your Family from Sun Exposure – The sun can damage your eyes and skin at any point in the year. The tips from The Melanoma Awareness Foundation in this post are designed to help protect everyone’s skin from over-exposure to the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.

real kids shades hat and sunglasses

Most Beautiful Eyes Contest – Our readers were particularly excited to hear about the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest, as well as to start voting!

most beautiful eyes contest entry

Stay tuned for five more blog posts from our list of the top ten blog posts of 2012! In the meantime, we would love to hear which blog posts were your favorites from 2012. Leave a comment and let us know which Real Kids Shades post you enjoyed the most this year!