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Real Kids Shades are Fun Sun Essentials #Giveaway

When the weather turns warmer, parents often start thinking about summer and the long hours that the kids will be playing outside.  To protect our children, we lather them in sunscreen, make them wear hats and keep them hydrated with lots of fluids.  But do you ever think about keeping your child’s eyes safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays?  Yep…. I said eyes.

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Real Kids Shades is on a mission to protect as many children’s eyes as possible from the damaging effects of UV radiation!

Real Kids Shades are not toys or even scaled-down versions of adult shades. Our award-winning designs, intensive product testing, and patented construction ensure our children’s sunglasses offer 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. We don’t believe your kids deserve anything less.

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Real Kids Shades are colorful, comfortable and come in a variety of styles and colors that are sure to allow your child to feel fashionable!


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From the time my son was a year old, we realized that he didn’t like bright lights and definitely didn’t like being out in the sun.  He calls it “being allergic to the sun” whereas we as parents know that all it is, is a light sensitivity.  Because he didn’t like the bright lights or sun, it was never hard to get him to put sunglasses on and keep them there.  My daughter on the other hand, is a different story.  She doesn’t mind the sun at all and rarely wears sunglasses.

But after reading the following on Real Kids Shades, I can tell you that I will be making sure my daughter wears her sunglasses on a regular basis:

Why Children’s Sunglasses Are A Necessity – Not An Accessory

Everything you need to know about harmful UV radiation and protecting your child’s eyes

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 effects 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

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Do you protect your child’s eyes against sun damage?



1 Mommy Moment reader will win a pair of sunglasses from Real Kids Shades of their choice!

To enter, visit and let us know which pair of sunglasses you would like if you won!



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Audra O'Hara

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

I would pick the Surf glasses in red for my daughter.

Jacqueline Sampson

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

I would choose the Bolt polarize pair

liz l

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

Sky in Pink!

susan smoaks

Tuesday 10th of June 2014

i like the infant shades


Tuesday 10th of June 2014

I'd pick the My First Shades