Real Kids Shades Review – With Giveaway

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Long ago I came to the conclusion that seasonal merchandising means you cannot get what you need when you most need it. Example. You find you need to replace your winter pajamas or slippers in February and can’t because they’re no longer on sale. That’s right folks. Summer items are starting to appear in local stores now. That’s ridiculous! One of the items you see all of the time in the summer but not so much during the winter is sunglasses.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), sunglasses are not just for sunny summer days, but are also needed during the winter season when reflections from snow, water, sand or pavement can intensify UV rays to extremely high levels. The AAO also tells us that most parents (82%) encourage their children to use sunscreen when outdoors in the sunlight to protect the skin, but only 32% protect the vulnerable eyes of their infants, toddlers and children with sunglasses. That’s a scary thought when you consider that children’s eyes are at increased risk for permanent damage from sunlight until they are at least 10 years old, because their eyes are highly sensitive and still developing. Furthermore, 90% of total lifetime damage from the sun’s harmful rays occurs by age 18.

I never really gave childrens sunglasses much thought other than that it was cute. Of course I thought they were cute – they’ve got cute little licensed characters on them. You’ve seen the ones I mean in the department stores. I have bought CJ 3 or 4 pair and they just didn’t fit right and never stayed on. Shortly before our recent trip to Disney, I started contemplating what I was going to do for CJ’s eyes as there has been known to be some sunshine in Florida. I didn’t see any children’s sunglasses in the department stores. That didn’t surprise me, as I couldn’t find slippers or pajamas either. Fortunately, the folks at Real Kids Shades sent us some sunglasses and asked us to share our thoughts.

Real Kids Shades offers a line of durable and stylish sunglasses for infants and children to age 12. Real Kids Shades offer 100% UV protection and are measured by the strictest American, European and Australian governing bodies. Real Kids Shades are approved by the Melanoma International Foundation and meets with the sunglass recommendations of Prevent Blindness America. These kids sunglasses are Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) compliant, CE Certified and FDA Approved for protecting children’s eyes against dangerous exposure to UV-A and UV-B rays. They are lead-free and made of impact-resistant, shatterproof polycarbonate frames and lenses. A wide range of styles and colors are available, including sports styles. Some of these styles can be fitted with prescription lenses.

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I was very impressed with the Real Kids Shades. In the past when CJ has worn sunglasses they have always fallen off. CJ is small and I wondered how well these would work. As it turns out, they work great! They’re very stylish looking and I love the adjustable band that kept them on his head. He didn’t seem to mind wearing them at all, probably because they actually fit. And these glasses actually covered his eyes, unlike any of the ones we’d bought previously.

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The frames are all stylish looking without looking too young or too old. I find the price quite reasonable considering the fact that they provide the protection my son’s eyes need and because they on. (No need to buy more if these stay on.)

Suggested retail prices for Real Kids Shades range from $14.99 to $19.99. For more information and store location, visit www.realkidshades.com.

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35 comments

pat.navymom March 1, 2010 - 8:02 am

Look good enough for adult wear.

Merrie L. March 1, 2010 - 9:17 am

I like the “My First Shades” with the flames on them!

Merrie L. March 1, 2010 - 9:19 am

I like the “My First Shades” styled with the flames!

Merrie L. March 1, 2010 - 9:21 am

The other comment didn’t show up; I’m sorry. please disregard this submission.

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Marci March 1, 2010 - 2:00 pm

My daughter likes the Xtreme Sport 7 – 12 Years in Lavender.

Marci March 1, 2010 - 2:01 pm

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DEBBIE STANTON March 1, 2010 - 2:31 pm

the style i most like is My First Shades and I like it in Black.

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Laura DeLuca March 3, 2010 - 5:33 am

I like the TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

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Danetta March 3, 2010 - 9:35 pm

I like the Big Leaguers 7-12 years Astros youth.

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Lisa March 4, 2010 - 3:24 pm

Xtreme Sport 7 – 12 Years black silver

Sarah March 5, 2010 - 11:18 am

0-24 months in navy

sandra March 7, 2010 - 4:14 pm

i most like the My First Shades (toddler) style in blue flame

LaurenS March 8, 2010 - 6:14 pm

I like Xtreme Sports Black large

Christine Jensen March 9, 2010 - 9:14 pm

I like the Extreme Sports style!

Christine Jensen March 9, 2010 - 9:16 pm

I am a friend through GFC (Chris)

I forgot to say my fave color in my previous post…I like them in Black/Blue

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