Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jingle Bell Blog Party Day #18-Eyescream Shades.Review and Giveaway


Everyone needs a good pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses are not only a fashion statement or something worn to deflect the suns brightness but they actually protect our eyes from the suns damaging UV rays.

Just how harmful are the suns rays?
Sunlight is the primary source of UV radiation that can damage tissues of the eye. Results from dozens of studies suggest that spending long hours in the sun without eye protection increases the chances of developing eye diseases, including cataracts. The 1998 Journal of the American Medical Association reported that even low amounts of sunlight can increase the risk of developing eye disorders.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has cautioned that excess exposure to UV radiation may increase the incidence of cataracts. Cataracts are a form of eye damage that causes the loss of transparency in the lens, clouding vision. Everyone is at risk for developing cataracts. Another potential effect of UV radiation is a "burning" of the eye surface, called "snow blindness" or photokeratitis from sunlight. The effects usually disappear within a couple of days, but may lead to further complications later in life. UVB damage to the eyes is also cumulative, so it is never too late for people to start protecting their eyes.


I received a pair of children's sunglasses from Eyescream shades for review. not only are these dark tinted glasses a total fashion statement and great protection from the bright sun but they also offer total eye protection for kids.All of eyescream shades have polycarbonate lenses that block virtually 100% UVA,UVB, and UVC rays! Giving your little ones eyes total protection from the harmful sun. We received the strawberry ice and Sophie LOVES them. She totally rocks those shades!

See the attitude behind this picture? Yes, my child is paparazzi unfriendly lately LOL!


I have two pairs of these awesome shades to giveaway! On pair in Choco-raspberry and one in Strawberry Ice




Want to snag one of these pairs for your kiddo? Heres how you can win!

First post a comment telling me which pair you would choose if you won.

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128 comments:

reb said...

broad spectrum means sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

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reb said...

Apply sunscreen to children older than 6 months every time they
go outside.

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reb said...

Check your skin regularly for signs of skin cancer.

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reb said...

If you dont have much hair, put suncreen or a hat on your head.

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Sandy said...

sunscreen year round- don't forget sunscreen year round mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Sandy said...

clothes cover but don't always protect so wear sunscreen all over mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Sandy said...

wear hats to protect your top and cool down your head mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Sandy said...

remind those you love to wear sunscreen- granma and grandpa don't always remember to buy them some lotion that has sunscreen so they apply it daily

Sandy said...

you can get sunburn in the car- so wear it even in the car- and remember the arms at the windows- protect the skin

Malaika said...

I would be happy with either, but Strawberry Ice would be my first pick.

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Danielle said...

I would love either one but the strawberry ice is my favorite
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Shasta said...

I would choose the Choco-raspberry! They're both very cute!

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tracey73110 said...

i would get the licorice ice. thanks for the chance and happy holidays. miketra@sbcglobal.net

tracey73110 said...

you can get cataracts from over exposure to uv rays. thanks again and happy hoildays. miketra@sbcglobal.net

tracey73110 said...

sunglasses will protect you from getting skin cancer around your eyelids. thanks again. miketra@sbcglobal.net

tracey73110 said...

80% of childerns lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18. thanks. miketra@sbcglobal.net

tracey73110 said...

your sunglasses need to have 100% uva and uvb protection. thanks again. miketra@sbcglobal.net

tracey73110 said...

reduce your time in the sun. try to go out early morning and late evening. thanks. miketra@sbcglobal.net

tracey73110 said...

put on sunscreen every time you go out. on childern 6 months and older. thanks miketra@sbcglobal.net

Paige said...

I like the strawberry ice. I cannot live without my sunglasses! And I'm a big sunscreen person, with a spf 15 at least in my moisturizer all the time.

Jayme said...

don't look directly into the sun without protection on your eyes

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Hil'Lesha said...

My favorite is the Licorice.

My favorite tip is to wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun much as you can.

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Betsy said...

tip 1) put a lotion with a sunscreen on right when youre out of the shower

Betsy said...

tip 8) if swimming, apply 30 minutes prior to going into the water and reapply often!

Betsy said...

even though its cloudy out, the sun still projects harmful rays that do damage to the skin. if there is a shadow, then you are in danger

Betsy said...

do not use expired sunscreen... it oftentimes is reduced in protection or even not protecting at all.

Betsy said...

wear a higher number of sunscreen on the face to protect against getting wrinkles and premature aging.

abcdbanda said...

we would choose strawberry ice. thanks!
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kdkdkd said...

I would love the choco-raspberry pair and my sun safety tip is to not forget the hat. Get one that has a strap to keep it on if your child likes to take it off the minute you put it on. All my babies have been baldies and it is SO important to protect that delicate skin. And don't forget to use the sunscreen on yourself when you put it on the kids.

Sally said...

When we moved from the north to the south, we had our windows tinted, including the back one, so the sun wouldn't bake our sweet little girl who, by the way, would adore the strawberry ice sun glasses!

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Shelly said...

Estimated new cases and deaths from skin (nonmelanoma) cancer in the United States in 2008:
New cases: more than 1,000,000
Deaths: less than 1,000

Shelly said...

Australia, the country with the highest rates of skin cancer in the world

Shelly said...

The main risk factors for skin cancer are ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure and skin type, people who burn or freckle rather than tanning and have blond or red hair have higher risk

Karen said...

Light colored clothes - long sleeve, long pants - to reduce your sun exposure.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Becky said...

I really like the Choco-raspberry. They are all cute and I love the pic!

Thanks so much.

Finleypotamus said...

I love the licorice. The yellow pair the little boy in the pic on their infant page is wearing is my fave but it's not listed.

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rosannepm said...

I like the Chocolate for the 8-12 year olds but the choco-raspberry if I won
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Candie said...

I like the choco rasberry ones. Sun tip. Even on cloudy days put sunscreen on

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mdsywensky said...

Avoid being out in the sun during the hours of 10AM - 4PM to avoid the harshest rays of the day.
I like the Choco-raspberry ;-)

mdsywensky said...

Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes prior to going out in the sun.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Tanned skin is a sign that the skin has already been damaged.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Certain medications can cause you to burn more easily... so check your bottle.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

If your child has a sunburn, any sun exposure will make the burn worse and increase the pain.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Motrin or similar will help alleviate some of the pain if your child gets burned.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Apply sunscreen liberally, don't try to stretch out the bottle.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Applying pure aloe vera gel (we get ours at the drugstore) to a sunburn and it will help alleviate pain and help the skin heal quicker.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

For severely burned areas, our doctor told us to put on hydrocortizone cream to help remoisturize the area.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

If you get blisters of any kind you should see your doctor. DO NOT not attempt to scratch at them or pop them. This WILL leave some yucky scarring. (Yes, from experience.)
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

BIG hats help protect your scalp, as well as your neck. If your child is wearing a baseball hat and his/her neck starts getting red, you can turn it around so that the bill helps cover up the neck.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Be a good role model for your kids. You need to put on the shades and sunblock too.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Just because sunglasses have a dark tint to them, does not mean that they block the sun's harmful rays. Choose a pair that states that it provides 100% UV protection.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

If you've had melanoma, then your kids risk of it greatly increases.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Did you know that bad rays from the sun can cause cataracts and immune system damage?
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Be extra vigilant near reflective surfaces which can increase your chances of a sunburn: such as water, sand, AND SNOW.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Melanoma is harder to detect on people with skin of color. It sometimes is "hidden" and isn't really noticable until it has spread and makes treatment less effective.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Stay away from the tanning beds. The amount of radiation from a tanning bed can actually be stronger than the harmful rays of the sun.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

You should re-apply sunscreen every 2-3 hours, especially if your child has been sweating or swimming.

Strawberry Ice

mdsywensky said...

Did you know that most kids rack up 50 - 80% of their lifetime sun exposure before the age of 18! That's why it is sooo important to teach them sun safety young!

Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Use car window shades to add more sun proctection for your little one in the car.
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

Did you know that a burn can still occur on parts of the body that is submerged in water?
Choco-raspberry

mdsywensky said...

If your child does get sunburned, it is important to give them extra fluids for the next 2-3 days. That will allow the skin to try and remoisten itself from the inside.
Choco-raspberry

Candie said...

You can get burnt any time, even if you are only outside for a few minutes

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Gianna said...

Apply sunscreen to children older than 6 months every time they
go outside :)

wwe11 said...

Always use sunscreen. Thanks for the chance to win.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Brooke said...

Research your UV protection wisely. They did a study that showed that the number on the sunscreen doesn't necessarily corrolate with effective protection.

Brooke said...

Don't forget how strong the sun can be in winter months. Especially on the eyes when the sun reflects off the snow!

Brooke said...

Check the medication you take (or your kids) for sun sensitivity. Zyrtek, for example, can make your skin more sensitive.

Karen said...

I never knew you could burn if you were under water.

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purango said...

Apply sunscreen to children over 6 months to protect them from the sun's ultraviolet rays. garrettsambo@aol.com

Cathy said...

My daughters voted unanimously for the strawberry ice, and we all wear sunscreen daily.

phyllisg said...

WEAR SHADES DUDES
Licorice
matter black rubber frame
for my Grandsons (3-5 yrs)

Anonymous said...

Practically every parent knows how important it is to apply sunscreen to their child’s skin whenever they go outside, but fewer may know that the eyes need it too. Similar to skin, overexposure to the sun can have cumulative deleterious effects on eye health, most of which will not be evident in a person until much later in life. Just think for a moment how dependent we are on our eyes and I doubt you’ll forget again how important it is to protect them, especially from a young age!
I’m a mom as well as an eye doctor, and Eyes Cream Shades hits all of my “sweet” spots – quality, value and style, but best of all REAL protection for my daughter’s eye health because all of their sunglasses are made with Polycarbonate Lenses which are the safest lens material in every sense of the word. Kudos to Eyes Cream Shades for making a great product line that are a much-needed alternative to cheapy five dollar sunglasses at the kids clothing store =)
~Sherry Tsai, O.D.