Last updated on February 16th, 2020 at 11:02 am
Practice schedule… check!
Car pool arrangements… check!
Sports equipment… check!
Water and snacks… check!
This list may sound complete as you’re getting your all-stars ready for their spring sports, but whether your kid’s game of choice is baseball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, or tennis, you may not realize that you’re leaving out some very important gear. An item that will protect your kids’ eyes from the sun, and potentially, from a serious eye injury, too. Yes, we’re talking about sunglasses!
The sun can pose a serious threat to anyone’s eyes, regardless of age, with over exposure increasing the risk of sunburn of the cornea, cataracts, and cancer in the eyelids and skin around the eyes. And as we’ve shared before, it is estimated that about 25,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 15 suffer from a sports-related eye injury that could have been prevented. That’s why we feel sunglasses are essential for sports in the spring and all year long!
UV protection, durability, and a comfortable fit are three qualities you should definitely look for when shopping for sunglasses for your little athletes. Luckily, you don’t have to go far because you can find all of these at Real Kids Shades! Our shades feature lenses that block out UVA and UVB rays, and the frames and lenses are made from polycarbonate, the same material found in bullet-proof vests! Plus, we have a variety of styles designed to fit comfortably while kids are playing hard. Below are a few of our sportiest shades!
Our Xtreme Sport shades come in two sizes (one for kids ages three to seven and one for ages seven to 12). These slick shades are designed for even the most extreme activities with features that will stand up to just about anything!
The Xtreme Convertible is another great style for your athletes and is a part of the RKS Gear Collection. These shades are, as the name implies, convertible, featuring patented quick-lock tabs that let you switch from a traditional sunglasses template to sports bands in seconds! What could be cooler than two-in-one shades?!
Also in the RKS Gear Collection is the Xtreme Chill style. This neat style is a high-performance pair of sunglasses with Xylex frames for optimal comfort and offer wide-angle protection from the sun all day long.
Visit the Real Kids Shades website today to check out our entire selection of kids sunglasses. We have a variety of styles and colors to choose from.
Need prescription lenses? Not a problem! Several of our styles can be fitted with your child’s prescription.
And don’t forget to register for the Real Kids Shades Ski & Sun Giveaway. Three prizes that include RKS sunglasses are up for grabs! You have until April 26th to enter.