Sun protection is an important factor for children and adults alike around the clock. It’s important that we teach our children to start early, but protecting their eyes from the harmful UVA/UVB rays of the sun. Finding an affordable pair of sunglasses styles that children will love is a difficult combination. I can’t tell you how many pairs of generic sunglasses we’ve picked up from drugstores, discount department stores and even grocery stores without even checking for UVA/UVB protection.
My son JUST turned 13 and he is a thin one, like his father, so based on the size specifications for ages 7-12 on the Real Kids Shades website, I decided to give them a try! Real Kids Shades offers shades from birth to age 12. They’ve been around since 2002. I wish I had found them earlier, or even that they offered a line for tweens and teens that are just as affordable. Fortunately, upon receiving the Blade and Glide styles they fit my son just right.
They came in a nice, thick, plastic reusable pouch with a latch so they can be taken with your child every where they go! Upon opening them, I could feel how durable both the frame and lenses are. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to the need for durable eye wear.
After reading the tag, I learned that Real Kids Shades boast the following features:
- UV400 Category-3 Lenses
- Polycarbonate Lenses (shatterproof and impact resistant)
- Polycarbonate or Flexible Rubber Frames
- 100% UV Protection (FDA-Approved)
- No BPAs
- No Phthalates
Those features alone wowed me, but as a parent, I also love the wrap-around style to protect from peripheral light, the removable Neoprene strap and the fact that they are waterproof and rust-proof. To back their product, Real Kids shades offers a 100% replacement warranty!
Check them out!
Below is the Blade style in Black for ages 7-12 along with the removable Neoprene Strap.
Below is the Glide style in Blue for ages 7-12, with the Neoprene Strap attached.
They’re definitely stylish enough for my son. He likes the Blade in Black the best. Best of all they offer features and protection that I can’t find at a reasonable price. Real Kids Shades retail from $15-$20 and are sold in the U.S. and 19 countries around the world. To locate a Real Kids Shades retailer, click here.
My son may quickly outgrow these sunglasses, but if you’re a parent of a child who is beginning to inherit your vision you’ll be pleased to know that some RKS frames “have been tested by board-certiﬁed opticians and found effective for ﬁtting both high-minus and high-plus powers of prescription lenses.”
Overall, I’d give them a 5/5! I just wish I had found them sooner!
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A message from RKS
We understand that back to school time can be stressful for families. The calendar fills up and
so does the “to do” list. We also understand that the endless amount of school supplies, clothing,
and gear that need to be purchased can put a real financial strain on parents. Real Kids Shades is
helping out families by offering two special Facebook promotions.
The Deal Now through September 27, 2012 you can save 20% off in celebration for back to school. Protection from UVA/UVB rays is an all year long effort, not just for summer! This is a Facebook promotion.
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I received the above products through Sublime Media Connection in exchange for an honest review. In no way was I asked to give a positive review.