Life in the Lost World

the continuing saga of an opinionated vegan mom blogger and her zoo crew….

   Sep 16

Year ’round eye protection for your littles…thanks to Real Kids Shades! – product review

Sunglasses. We tend to think that when warm weather ends, so does the need for sunglasses.  At least I did. It never occurred to me that the littles should have eye protection as we move into the cooler months.

Thankfully, I was blessed with the opportunity to review Real Kids Shades and my eyes have been opened (pun intended lol)

I mean, think about it. Just because summer comes to an end, the sun doesn’t disappear. I think I’ve been lulled into a sense of false security, all these years, thinking that fall and winter were somehow less intense in terms of UV exposure. It just ain’t so!

“Sunlight Can Permanently Damage Your Child’s Eyes

Everyone loves the sun. And everyone knows the
sun can really damage skin – especially to kids’.
However, most parents don’t realize the sun can
also cause permanent and irreparable damage to
their children’s eyes. In fact, children’s eyes are at
increased risk for permanent eye damage from
sunlight until they’re 10-years-old.

Children’s Sunglasses Are Not Accessories –
They’re Necessary Gear

You need to think about sunglasses the same way
you think about bicycle helmets. You wouldn’t let
your child ride a bike without a protective helmet,
right? Don’t let them play outside without
protective sunglasses. Period.
UV rays can damage your child’s eyes anytime of
the year. While the harmful e ects are three times
greater in the summer than winter, there’s still a
high risk of sustaining serious eye damage in
winter months. UV rays can also do a lot of
damage on overcast and cloudy days.

Sun Damage Is Permanent and Cumulative

Unlike skin cells, eye lenses cannot repair
themselves. Once they’re damaged, they’re damaged
forever. Eye lens cells are never replaced and over
time, the harm done is cumulative. This can lead to
serious eye diseases and even blindness.

Eye Disorders Caused By Sun Damage

• Cataracts
• Age-related macular degeneration
• Pterygia – abnormal tissue grown on the whites
   of the eyes
• Skin cancer around the eyes
• Photokeratitis – sunburn of the cornea”

Holy Guacamole! It’s going to take me a while to stop beating myself up for this one.  The best I can do, at this point, is to resolve, from this moment on, to make sure that each member of my family uses eye protection. Period. No excuses!

We love our RKS! Not only are they specially constructed to fit the smaller size and shape of your child’s face, but they’re durable as can be, meant to be outgrown rather than worn out! They have many attractive designs and fit closely (but not too tight) so they’re just as comfortable under a bike helmet as they are when worn alone.  I especially like the fact that each pair comes with a patented neoprene bands with Velcro® adjustable closures to keep them secure and in place.

The Xylex frames are super light and come in sizes to fit all your littles….from infant to tween AND they’re shatterproof and impact resistant too!

Real Kids Shades understands that it’s challenging, for most of us, to afford all the necessary school supplies our kids need every year, so they’re offering a special 20% off coupon, good until September 27 on their Facebook page.  In addition, they’re holding a giveaway for a $250 gift card as well!
Thank you so much RKS! You rock!

I received the above product(s) through Sublime Media Connection in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way asked to provide a positive review of the product(s). Any opinions in this post are my own and are a true reflection of my experience with the product(s).

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