Summer Feature: Real Kids Shades - Doctor Recommended and really cute! ( + Giveaway!) 8/5 ( US / CAN)

 Here's the punch line that attracted me to Real Kids Shades: 

" We Make Real Sunglasses, Not Toys

  Award-winning design
Intensive product testing
 Patented construction 
 The above 3 points defines their product thereby offering the best 100% UVA/UVB sun protection available on the market today. They’re serious sunglasses fabricated with the same high-quality materials and to the same exacting standards as adult shades. 

In the summer, there are 2 items that we don't leave home without : Sunglasses and sun hats. They offer protection for the eyes and the head and hence not considered accessories in our home. There are a necessity.

As a mother, I need to ensure that my little one is protected from sun's harmful rays.

What are UVA / UVB rays?
The sun gives off energy in the form of radiation.  Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is made of UVA and UVB  rays.

UVB rays are short, powerful and harmful rays that and they affect the outer layers of the skin causing sunburn.It also damages DNA in the skin, which causes skin cancer.

UVA rays are long rays that penetrate deep into the skin. UVA damages the skin causing wrinkling, sagging and premature aging. It is also known to be one of the causatives of skin cancer.

How can you protect your child's eye from these harmful rays? 

By choosing the right sunglasses. 

Some facts from Real Kids Shades to educate yourself before shopping for one!
  1. Only purchase sunglasses that are proven to block 100% of both types of ultraviolet rays:   UV-A and UV-B. A UV 400 rating is ideal.
  2. Check lenses carefully for scratches, bubbles and distortions. Flaws in the lenses can cause can result in squinting, tearing and headaches. 
  3. Select sunglasses that match your child’s active lifestyle. They should be impact-resistant and frames should be bendable, unbreakable and/or have snap on temples.
  4. Look for sunglasses with polycarbonate lenses and frames, the most impact-resistant material available. Acrylic lenses can shatter. Beware. Many polarized kids sunglasses have acrylic lenses.
  5. Consider wrap-around designs that guard against peripheral UV rays. Peripheral UV light is just as damaging to children’s eyes as direct light. Re ective light, from snow or water, is also as damaging.
  6. Make sure the sunglasses deliver a snug, comfortable . Avoid sunglasses that are too tight or too loose for your child’s head. 
  7. Do not buy opaque sunglasses – especially for small children and babies who can’t talk. They communicate through their eyes and you want to be able to see them at all times.
  8. Know the pros and cons of polarized lenses. Unless they’re speci cally treated with UV coating, polarized lenses don’t o er UV protection. Polarization helps to protect against high glare light conditions. However, polarized lenses also distort vision. Many children’s eye care specialists believe polarized lenses can be dangerous for young children just learning to walk. This is one reason why Real Kids Shades only polarizes the lenses on our Xtreme Sports styles for 7-12-year-olds
 Real Kids Shades are the doctor recommended sunblock you can apply directly to your kids’ eyes.

This Xtreme Sports shades meant for ages 3-7, is the most comfortable shades I have ever seen! The attention to detail is simply amazing.I love the wrap around design and the foam backed edges. It is truly meant for ACTIVE kids.

After looking at Real Kids Shades, I know that I need to trash his previous shades as they are not shatter-resistant and do not come with all the features like Real Kids Shades. Given his high energy levels, Xtreme Sports Shades is the ideal one for him. It does what sunglasses needs to do. And it looks cute and come in different colors.

Did you notice the anti-fog vents? Think skiing!

It comes with a microfiber sleeve for cleaning the lens and storing them when not in use. This is awesome for $19.99. Remember, you are paying for a real, serious sun glass which will do it's job right.

If your child doesn't like wearing bands, Flex will be a great option.It comes with a neoprene strap. The rubberized frames make them possible to bend but impossible to break. Winner!

My son loves these shades and he also learned about what makes a Real Kids Shades!

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Disclosure: I received a sample for review purpose only. No monetary compensation was received. The above post reflects my personal opinion.



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