As a parent, it can be tough to be vigilant about everything. Of course, you want the best for your children, but some things just slip through the cracks – and one of those things often seems to be sunglasses.
When you are out walking on a sunny day, you will notice most adults wearing a pair of sunglasses, but, surprisingly, not many children. Although it can be easy to give up on encouraging your kids to wear sunglasses, it is crucial for their eye health to make this a part of your “going out” routine.
But, how can you get your child to wear sunglasses? To get started, follow these simple tips:
Wear Sunglasses Too!
This may seem unimportant, but your kids look up to you. If your son or daughter notices that you are wearing sunglasses on a daily basis, he or she just might want to wear them too!
Be the Keeper of the Sunglasses
To make sure that your child’s shades don’t get lost or broken, hold on to the sunglasses yourself. Plus, if you have them readily at hand, you will be more likely to remember to put them on your child whenever you’re both out in the sun.
Buy High-Quality Shades
In addition to sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays, you should also buy shades with polycarbonate lenses. These sturdy lenses will better survive the wear and tear they will most likely receive when in the hands of your child.
Let Them Choose the Style
To help give your children a sense of ownership, let them choose their own style, color and design of sunglasses from the specifications you provide. If they love them, they are more likely to wear them. Plus, involving them in the decision-making process gives them a sense of ownership, making them truly feel like their glasses are their own.
When helping your child shop for a new pair of sunglasses, there is no better choice than Real Kids Shades. Since 2002, Real Kids has been providing high quality sunglasses that block 100 percent of the sun’s harmful rays for children of all ages. With a full spectrum of styles and colors available, your children will be excited to wear their sunglasses each day.
Start browsing for the perfect pair of shades with your kids online now, or call us at 800-283-1106 for more information about the right sunglasses to shield your child’s eyes.