Looking Cool and Staying Safe with Real Kids Shades

Sunglasses are more important than you may think. MFS Eyewear was established after CEO, David Scheinberg, and VP of Product Development, Lisa Medora, saw the huge gap in available eye protection in today’s consumer markets. As parents they knew the importance of eye protection and how easily it is overlooked. We are so often told to remember the sunscreen but aren’t told enough how important it is to protect their eyes. Real Kids Shades is currently working closely with Prevent Blindness America to educate the public on how important it is to protect our children’s eyes. All Real Kids Shades provide comfort, durability, and safety. They have a rigorous product testing program that assures all Real Kids Shades are CPSIA Compliant, CE Certified, and FDA Approved to provide 100% UVA and UVB protection.


Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my Real Kids Shades review. Regardless, all opinions are my own and those of my family.

When I was contacted by Real Kids Shades I was very impressed by the information provided. It was a wake-up call for me as well. I have to admit we weren’t having the kids wear sunglasses all the time like they should, and when I read about quality I knew FOR SURE they definitely weren’t of the quality needed to truly protect their eyes. With my poor family eye history, we really can’t afford to take chances. When they shared how sunglasses are often viewed as toys rather than an important part of protection, I realized that more fully. I see how they are displayed in stores with characters that appeal to kids, and I know how easily they scratch and break because we would go through 2-3 pairs each spring and summer. Here was a scary fact they shared:

“The truth is, wearing cheap toy sunglasses can actually do more harm to a child’s eyes than not wearing anything at all. Shaded lenses without 100% UV-A/UV-B protection will relax pupils, causing them to dilate and let MORE harmful radiation into children’s eyes.”

That is a scary thought. I know for our own sunglasses we always look for quality, so why not for theirs? Because we’re afraid they will be broken? I know that was our personal fear combined with well, they won’t wear them since they have sensory issues. I’m happy to report we haven’t had an issue with either! They were excited to put them on and model them right away!

Real Kids Shades Review

When I received the package with the Real Kids Shades the first thing I noticed was the bright colors and quality packaging. They are packaged individually in a re-usable pouch with a clip! Our 3 and 5 year old both received a pair of Flex Shades in pink for our daughter and blue for our sun. The Flex Shades come with a removable strap. Surprisingly, Aurora liked to have the strap on. The Flex Shades are REALLY flexible and durable, so I wasn’t constantly afraid they were going to break. Chaz preferred to wear his without the strap, but he wore them without any complaints. That is very unlike him as he generally doesn’t like to wear anything on his face, so I am glad they were so comfortable for him! Both of them really enjoy their Flex Shades and continue to wear them consistently!

Real Kids Shades Review Pink Shades

Real Kids Shades Review Blue Shades

Brayden received the Blade. Wow, did he think they were the coolest sunglasses ever! He was SO excited! He still can’t stop talking about how cool his new sunglasses are! They are also durable, and the lenses are shatterproof and impact resistant. They have a wrap around design, which I’ve noticed helps them stay on better and he doesn’t fidget with them like he has with others in the past. He is definitely very happy with his sunglasses and wears them consistently.

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Real Kids Shades Review

Overall, we’re really happy with our Real Kids Shades. I’m also really happy to know they are not only raising awareness of the importance of protecting our children’s eyes, but they are also spreading that awareness! I definitely recommend reading the truth they share on their website!

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This is an awesome giveaway! Real Kids Shades is offering one lucky reader a pair of Real Kids Shades in their choice of style, size, and color! It will run from 5/29 through 6/12 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools. Good luck!

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  1. Shawndra Befort says

    I had no idea that cheap toy sunglasses were worse than not wearing any; that’s frightening. I am always asking my daughter to wear sunglasses but she complains that they’re either too big or there aren’t any she likes. I’m sure she’ll like these.

  2. Wendy Mastin says

    I like my first shades. I learned that they Provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays

  3. Susan Broughton says

    I liked that their sizes are based on a small age group so that it will fit the right age group

  4. ericka coello says

    flex duo sunglasses

  5. Nelda Gay says

    That these sunglasses are truly for kids! Sizes are based on your childs age. They are flexible. Look to be very durable too.

  6. I like that the sizes are based upon the child’s age. Very nice!
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