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Real Kids Shades – Now available in South Africa!

100% UV protective sunglasses for children!

Our product-testing program is rigorous and comprehensive. All Real Kids sunglasses are third-party tested to provide 100% UVA/UVB protection as measured by the strictest American, European, and Australian governing bodies.

All our children’s sunglasses are:

  • 100% UVA/UVB Protective
  • CPSIA Compliant – Lead-free with no bisphenol A and no phthalates
  • CE Certified
  • Rx Capable – you can fit your Real Kids Shades with prescription lenses at your optometrist
  • FDA Approved

Melanoma International Foundation Seal of Approval

The Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) has awarded Real Kids Shades children’s sunglasses its Seal of Approval. This signifies that Real Kids has met MIF standards for 100% UV protective eyewear for children. MIF developed its Seal of Approval endorsement as part of its mission to prevent serious sun damage and has recognized Real Kids for helping to protect children from permanent UV eye damage.


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Frame Technology

  • Real Kids Shades is committed to providing the safest, most comfortable fit for children’s sunglasses. We have pioneered the development of our Flex-Fit ™ frames, made of TPEE, a rubber like material that bends and twists but does not lose its shape.
  • Our frames are flexible, so they provide the most comfort for children and they are virtually unbreakable.
  • Combined with our shatterproof polycarbonate lenses, our children’s styles provide maximum comfort and safety at an affordable price.
  • Real Kids Shades for older children aged 10 and up, are made of a lightweight polycarbonate material that provides safety and strength.

All Real Kids frames are capable of accepting a Rx lens if children require a corrective lens.

Lens Technology

All Our Lenses Block 100% of UV Light

When it comes to children’s eyes, there are two types of UV light that are of most concern.

UVB rays are the main concern when it comes to eyes. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, “Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight is linked to eye disease. UVB radiation is considered more dangerous to eyes and skin than UVA radiation.”

UVA rays also are absorbed by your eyes. While they pose far less concern than UVB rays, doctors still recommend that you should avoid them.

Optical Grade

All our sunglass lenses are made of optical grade polycarbonate material, which is lightweight and, at the same time, provides excellent impact resistance and optical clarity.

Also keep in mind that cheap, tinted sunglasses with limited UV protection can actually do more harm than good, as they cause your eye lenses to open wider, leaving your eyes even more vulnerable to UV rays.

Mirrored and Colored Lenses

To protect children, Real Kids Shades offers mirrored lens available in blue, green, silver and rose on certain sunglass styles. Mirrored lenses reduce glare by reflecting much of the light that hits the lens surface.

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