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Protect your kids eyes with Real Kids Shades

Real Kids Shades

When protecting our children we tend to focus mainly on sunscreens and hats but forget to protect their eyes as well. The sun can cause permanent and irreparable damage to children’s eyes, specially those under the age of 10. Unlike skin cells, the cells in our eyes cannot repair themselves, hence once the damage is done there is nothing that can be done to revert it.

This is the mission that pushes Real Kids Shades forward. They vow to protect as many children’s eyes as possible from the damaging effects of UV radiation by creating a line of sunglasses geared towards children. These sunglasses provide 100% protection towards UV-A and UV-B rays and are to be worn year round because even on a cloudy or overcast day these rays are still there.


Real Kids Shades

We got the opportunity of trying Real Kids Shades out and man are my boys in LOVE with them!!

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We received 3 different pairs:

I guess it was destined to happen, but the day we got the sunglasses the sun honored Bellingham with a beautiful day! It was still freezing but it was beautiful nonetheless. So we decided to go out for a walk. Of course the boys put their sunglasses right away, and off we were.


Real Kids Shades: Flex Duo Shades

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Like father and son, Mister A. chose the black and red Flex Duo. It is definitely in his blood!! Red and black abound in our house and is everywhere around us…yikes! Why chose only a monochromatic shade when you can add some spark and personality, right?!


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Both the boys have worn this pair of sunglasses which come with a band. This band is not necessarily to keep the sunglasses on but to keep them safe in case they were to fall off their face! No more scratched lenses, phew!


Real Kids Shades: Flex Shades

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We got the Flex in blue as a huge surprise from Real Kids Shades. The boys love it!! It seems to be A.’s to go to shades, while J. will go for either pair, he is not very picky (except when it is all about food, only then is he the pickiest of kids).


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Features of both the Flex and Flex Duo Shades

  • 100% UV protection (UVA & UVB) to 400 nanometers clearly indicated on each individual package
  • Flexible unbreakable rubber frames
  • Professional grade polycarbonate lenses
  • Shatterproof and Impact Resistant
  • Wrap style design for a close, comfortable fit that minimizes peripheral light
  • Removable neoprene® strap
  • Waterproof Rustproof
  • Fun to wear! Our sunglasses come in a variety of fashion colors and fun patterns. Kids just love to wear them and parents can feel good about putting them on their kids


Real Kids Shades: Xtreme

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Another black and red pair!! See!? What did I tell you? Black and red hunts me….

Hehehe. The Xtreme Shades are completely different from the other two pairs of sunglasses we received. There are no frame legs (what are they called?) but instead there is a band that will snuggly wrap around your kids face.

Design wise, this pair is my favorite. I really don’t think my boys care too much about it because of the lack of frame legs (?) but they still wear them. I guess that once they try them out while running around the playground they will be more than happy to wear them.


  • 100% UV protection (UVA & UVB) to 400 nanometers clearly indicated on each individual package
  • Stay Put Power
  • Professional grade polycarbonate frames and lenses
  • Shatterproof and Impact Resistant
  • Anti-fog vents prevent moisture build-up on lenses
  • Comfortable foam padding
  • Wrap style design for a close fit that minimizes peripheral light
  • Adjustable neoprene® band that comfortably and securely keeps the glasses in place
  • No pointy temple arms or metal hinges
  • Waterproof Rustproof
  • Includes Microfiber bag which is also a cleaning cloth


Real Kids Shades: Conclusion

All in all we love these shades!! I feel relaxed and more at ease knowing that my kids eyes are now safe from any UV rays harm. I have very bad vision (myopia and a bit of astigmatism to the point that I cannot see very well without my sunglasses) so I want my boys to have a healthy pair of eyes that I have never had.

Plus, with A. going to school pretty soon he is so going to need a pair on a daily basis!! Oh yeah, he is going to a Waldorf school where the very first thing on their schedule is outside play! Rain or shine, he will be outside playing. So from day one he will have his pair of Real Kids Shades in his backpack. And I can attest that these shade will last my boys for years to come! Yup, they are shatterproof and impact resistant…I already sat on a pair once and it survived!!


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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.

About Sofia

Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 2 little boys. Loves chocolate, coffee and chips with hot sauce and lime. Pretend chef and aspiring photographer.
6th February 2013

Your Comments:

  1. February 6, 2013 at 6:12 am

    I would like the Extreme Sports in Red.

  2. February 6, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Aw they are soooo cute, especially looking like cool dudes with their gorgeous glasses on !! I love the xtreme,

  3. February 6, 2013 at 6:36 am

    You have adorable kids and they make the shades look 100 million bucks when on them! ;)

  4. February 6, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I love this concept. Thanks for sharing.

  5. February 6, 2013 at 7:14 am

    This is a great post, and the pictures are great, they look so cute wearing the shades…

  6. February 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I would love the flex duo in navy/orange! :)

  7. February 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

    my first shades in pink

  8. February 6, 2013 at 11:28 am

    very cool My kids would love these! The red pair for sure!

  9. February 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I love the xtreme sport shades in black/red – CUTE!

  10. February 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I love the fabulous style for kids. 7-12

  11. February 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I would like to win the red xtreme.

  12. February 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    The flex duo

  13. February 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I love the Xtreme Sports shades! Perfect for all 3 of my active boys!

  14. February 8, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I like the girls’ pair framed in pink.

  15. February 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I like the flex shades in hot pink!

  16. February 9, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    the blue flame pair

  17. February 11, 2013 at 7:47 am

    I would get the Blades

  18. February 11, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I’d get the flex shades in pink

  19. February 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I think the black pair would be great.

  20. February 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Love the Flex Duo Shades in black/red.

  21. February 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I like the extreme sports shades.

  22. February 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I would like to win the Xtreme Elements ones.

  23. February 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I’d love to win “My First Shades” in pink! My daughter always get so frustrated when the sun gets in her eyes when we’re in the car!

  24. February 18, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I would like the Xtreme

  25. February 18, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I would choose the Flex Duo in Black/Red for my 6 year old son. :)

  26. February 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I like the black ones with the red accents. They are adorable!

  27. February 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    my first shades in red

  28. February 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I would like to win the Flex Shades 3 – 7 Years in Purple

  29. February 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I would get a pair of the flex for my granddaughter. She loves sunglasses.

  30. February 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I like the Flex shades in the pink.

  31. February 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I’d love to win the Fabulous Shades

  32. February 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I like the My first shades in dark blue!!

  33. February 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I like the Flex Duo in blue
    Thank you!

  34. February 20, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I would choose the Fabulous glasses for my daughter.

  35. February 20, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I like the Extreme Sport

  36. February 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

    A pink pair for my daughter!

  37. February 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I like the Flex Duo

  38. February 20, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I like the red infant and extreme ones in red

  39. February 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    super like

  40. February 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I like the Xtreme Elements in Red.

  41. February 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Xtereme in blue