Sun safety is very important to me, especially for my kids. I wear sunglasses year-round to protect my eyes from harmful UV rays. While I have trouble keep sunglasses on my toddler son, my preschooler daughter loves wearing her shades just like mommy. Unfortunately, with two young children, sunglasses do not always last very long in my house. Thus, when recently offered the chance to review some Real Kids Shades Fun Sun Essentials sunglasses in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity. I received a pair each of Toddler Adventure, Kids Breeze, and Young Adult Shine.
The Toddler Adventure sunglasses from Real Kids Shades currently retail for $19.95, the Kids Breeze for $14.95, and the Young Adult Shine for $24.95. All products come with a one-year warranty from manufacturer defects. For the most part, I usually spend under $10 on sunglasses for me and my kids. However, I have not had much luck with most of my recent inexpensive purchases. Most broke after only a few months of use. For a good high-quality pair, I would pay up to $25. I thus consider the prices of all three pairs of sunglasses from Real Kids Shades reasonable.
I selected the Toddler Adventure shades in Royal/Light Blue for my toddler son. Perfect for toddlers age 2 and older, the flexible polymer wrap-around frames minimize exposure to peripheral light. Each lens measures 45 millimeters across by 32 millimeters high with a 14 millimeter bridge for a total length of 105 millimeters. The curved arms measure 115 millimeters. The adjustable and removable strap ensures the sunglasses remain comfortable while staying put. The professional grade polycarbonate shatterproof lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection.
My son is only twenty-months old, so his Toddler Adventure sunglasses are still a little big on him. Real Kids Shades also offers sunglasses for babies from birth through age 2, but I decided to go with the toddler shades because my son is only a few months away from his second birthday. I am very pleased with these toddler shades. The plastic is strong but still flexible, which is necessary for a product that gets manhandled by curious little hands. When my son gets tired of his, he rips the glasses off his face. These shades are flexible enough to withstand some pretty rough treatment. I also love the adjustable strap, which helps me keep the sunglasses on my sun while out and about. I can also easily remove the strap when my son wants to put the shades on and off himself or when he outgrows the need for a strap. I really like the light and dark blue combination, and the sunglasses are also available in Coral/Turquoise and Caribbean Blue/White. Both my son and I are extremely happy with the Toddler Adventure shades from Real Kids Shades.
My preschooler daughter is four-and-a-half years old and loves the color pink, so I chose the Kids Breeze in Cherry Pink/Lime for her. Ideal for kids ages 4 and up, the flexible polymer wrap-around frames again minimize exposure to peripheral light. Each lens measures 46 millimeters across by 32 millimeters high with a 16 millimeter bridge for a total length of 105 millimeters. The arms measure 112 millimeters. The professional grade polycarbonate shatterproof lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection. The frames are also available in Aqua/Pink, Purple/Navy, and White/Hot Pink.
My daughter loves anything pink, so she was super excited when I showed her her new pair of sunglasses. Just like my son, my daughter can be quite rough on her belongings — and sometimes more so. These big kid shades are tough and flexible. The frames bend and give quite a bit, which is necessary for a rough and tumble kid like my daughter. The flexible polymer of these sunglasses bends and twists but never breaks — even when my daughter rips these shades off her face. The lenses are also shatterproof, which is a must for my accident-prone active little girl. I foresee her wearing the Kids Breeze sunglasses from Real Kids Shades for the next couple of years!
Young Adult Shine
I received a pair of Young Adult Shine sunglasses in Black. The shades are also available in Tortoise. Stylishly oversized, the polycarbonate frames and shatterproof, impact-resistant lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection while making just the right fashion statement. Each lens measures 52 millimeters across by 46 millimeters high with a 16 millimeter bridge for a total length of 130 millimeters. The arms measure 138 millimeters.
I absolutely love my new shades from Real Kids Shades. The oversized but lightweight frames cover my eyes completely and block the sun from all sides. The polycarbonate is comfortable on my nose, meaning I can wear these sunglasses for hours without discomfort. Like the toddler and kid sunglasses, these frames are sturdy but flexible, holding up well to travel inside my purse. With two young kids in tow, I cannot guarantee that anything in my bag will not get smashed, grabbed, thrown, or otherwise handled roughly. The flexible polymer of these shades bends, twists, and withstands other abuse beautifully. The lenses have yet to scratch or otherwise become damaged even after heavy use. I am more than impressed with the Young Adult Shine sunglasses from Real Kids Shades.
Summer has arrived, and, if you are searching for some new sunglasses for your kids, I highly recommend Real Kids Shades. I received the Toddler Adventure, Kids Breeze, and Young Adult Shine for my son, my daughter, and myself. All three pairs feature flexible polymer frames and shatterproof, impact-resistant lenses that provide 100% UVA/UVB protection. The frames are sturdy but bend and twist without breaking, which is essential for shades for young children and shades that get tossed in my purse. The toddler sunglasses also come with an adjustable and removable strap that ensures the shades remain comfortable while staying put. I am very serious about sun safety, so these three pairs of sunglasses from Real Kids Shades are new staples for my kids and me when out and about during the day.
Real Kids Shades Fun Sun Essentials Sunglasses Review © 2016 Heather Johnson
Real Kids Shades Fun Sun Essentials Sunglasses in Packages © 2016 Heather Johnson
Real Kids Shades Fun Sun Essentials Sunglasses © 2016 Heather Johnson
Real Kids Shades Toddler Adventure Sunglasses in Package © 2016 Heather Johnson
Real Kids Shades Toddler Adventure Sunglasses © 2016 Heather Johnson
Real Kids Shades Kids Breeze Sunglasses in Package © 2016 Heather Johnson
Real Kids Shades Kids Breeze Sunglasses © 2016 Heather Johnson
Real Kids Shades Young Adult Shine Sunglasses in Package © 2016 Heather Johnson
Real Kids Shades Young Adult Shine Sunglasses © 2016 Heather Johnson