Made in the Shade

We’ve had timeouts last longer in my house than a cheap pair of kids’ sunglasses. One wrong move and someone snaps the frame or cracks a lens, then yet another pair of poorly made novelty shades winds up in the trash bin. But not anymore. We’re hooked on these sunglasses made by the husband and wife team of David Scheinberg and Lisa Medora, who were sick of hunting for quality sunglasses for kids and not finding any. The Xtreme Sports sunglasses from MFS Eyewear are real sunglasses, not novelty toys. The lenses are made of a shatterproof polycarbonate that provides 100% protection against UVB and UVA rays. Instead of a brittle plastic frame, they have an adjustable neoprene band that’s flexible, comfortable and stays put, whether kids are cruising down the ski slopes, mountain biking or jumping in the waves. (They’re also lead-free and contain no bisphenol-A or phthalates.) Daily Grommet reader David Flaschen raves about the quality of these sunglasses — and how his kids actually wear them out in the sun. Just in time for winter sports and the holiday season, it’s a winning combination: cool enough to please kids, who love the sporty styles, and durable enough to win over parents. Note: MFS Eyewear will soon be called RKS Shades.

Real Kids Shades

Extreme Sport - Sunglasses for Kids

Made in the Shade

We’ve had timeouts last longer in my house than a cheap pair of kids’ sunglasses. One wrong move and someone snaps the frame or cracks a lens, then yet another pair of poorly made novelty shades winds up in the trash bin. But not anymore. We’re hooked on these sunglasses made by the husband and wife team of David Scheinberg and Lisa Medora, who were sick of hunting for quality sunglasses for kids and not finding any. The Xtreme Sports sunglasses from MFS Eyewear are real sunglasses, not novelty toys. The lenses are made of a shatterproof polycarbonate that provides 100% protection against UVB and UVA rays. Instead of a brittle plastic frame, they have an adjustable neoprene band that’s flexible, comfortable and stays put, whether kids are cruising down the ski slopes, mountain biking or jumping in the waves. (They’re also lead-free and contain no bisphenol-A or phthalates.) Daily Grommet reader David Flaschen raves about the quality of these sunglasses — and how his kids actually wear them out in the sun. Just in time for winter sports and the holiday season, it’s a winning combination: cool enough to please kids, who love the sporty styles, and durable enough to win over parents. Note: MFS Eyewear will soon be called RKS Shades.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lisa
    Lisa

    We got started with Real Kids Shades when we couldn’t find quality, UV eye protection for our young children. Most kids sunglasses are made like toys and don’t fit very well. We were looking for high quality, 100% UVA/UVB sunglasses for active kids because as a family we enjoy lots of outdoor activities. Both my husband and I wear our sunglasses every day, 365 days a year. I realized very early on that my kids need the same UV eye protection and set out to develop a line a children’s sunglasses made just for them and their active little lives! We know kids are always on the go! We have learned they will wear sunglasses if they are comfortable and fit them well. Kids don’t want to fuss with sunglasses, they want to put them on, like the rest of their gear and get going. These Xtreme Sport sunglasses have a comfortable, adjustable neoprene band to keep them in place. The frames and lenses are constructed from the most durable materials used for children’s eyewear – polycarbonate – because it is impact resistant and shatterproof. These glasses will take a lot of punishment and keep on going. All our sunglasses meet the highest light transmittance tests in the world and block out 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. They are comfortable and kid’s tell us they are cool. Join us today as we blog about the importance of UV eye protection for kids – we’d love to hear your stories and give our products a try – your kids will love them!

  • Vanthymom
    Vanthymom
    10/14/2009 12:17 PM

    My son loves wearing these when he is out on his bike. They fit so easily under his helmet and they stay in place. He finds them really comfortable to wear.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    10/14/2009 12:17 PM

    What age would be the youngest that could wear these? I have a 2 year old that I can't find good sunglasses for.

  • MSmominMA
    MSmominMA
    10/14/2009 12:18 PM

    Hey MFS -- this is great! congratulations on being highlighted at the Daily Grommet!

    What a neat site this is!

    My 4 year old who loved her "pink daisies" is now 5 and she needs new shades for the winter -- can I buy the new styles online yet? I know she'll be psyched to have the "bigger kid" look.

    What's the website address??

    sorry too many questions!

    LOL!

    Great work -- btw

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    10/14/2009 12:23 PM

    Hi Michelle B - Great question. The Xtreme Sport is designed for kids 3 to 7 yrs and 7 to 12 yrs old, however, because of the unique adjustability of our bands, you can make this fit smaller heads. Kids heads are all different sizes and there is a good chance this sunglass will adjust to your two year olds head and will grow along them.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/14/2009 12:37 PM

    These shades are not just for the little ones anymore!! They are the cool and IN thing!! The big kids like the way the look and the Moms like the way they work and the price!!

  • MFS
    MFS
    10/14/2009 12:39 PM

    Thanks MSmominMA, glad you and your daughter enjoyed our (best selling) pink daisy style for the younger set. You can buy these awesome new Xtreme Sports styles right here, today! just scroll to the top of the page and click on the link on the right to buy here today! thanks again for your comment and question.

  • MFS
    MFS
    10/14/2009 12:42 PM

    available colors: lavendar, black-silver, light blue, navy, black

    nice.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/14/2009 12:45 PM

    Let me explain, my kids have these, and they really stand up to wear and tear!! Any other company with this level of quality charges 3X the price!!

  • MFS
    MFS
    10/14/2009 12:49 PM

    these shades are great around the water because they float!

    no metal hinges means no rusting or scratching,

    and the foam padding is sooo comfy and

    adds an added level of safety for casual, backyard sports!

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    10/14/2009 12:58 PM

    Yay - I just started my Christmas shopping! These will make wonderful stocking stuffers - that will be truly useful.

  • MFS
    MFS
    10/14/2009 1:01 PM

    ouch, that reminds me bhg, I am SO behind.

    ;-)

  • Darragh
    Darragh
    10/14/2009 1:43 PM

    Cool site! my friend told me about it. Checking out the "gromits" now . . .

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    10/14/2009 1:54 PM

    Hi Mathmom, and welcome! Let us know what you think. I am jules @ dailygrommet.com Or just leave another comment.

  • MSmominMA
    MSmominMA
    10/14/2009 2:15 PM

    thanks for the info, going to get a pair of the lavendar ones now.

    cool!

  • Tara V.
    Tara V.
    10/14/2009 2:24 PM

    Is there a sizing chart to help guide us in which size to order? My children are 8 and 10 years old. I was thinking of getting a medium and a large- sound right?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/14/2009 2:30 PM

    @Tara

    The Small Size is recommended for ages 3 – 7 years

    The Large Size is recommended for ages 7 -12 years

    The adjustable band allows for a good fit for a range of head sizes!

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    10/14/2009 3:20 PM

    Hi Tara - actually for your children I would recommend the 7 to 12 years. The small size will probably be too small.

  • sarah
    sarah
    10/14/2009 4:16 PM

    I'd love more photos of older girls (ages 8 and up) wearing these sunglasses. My sense is that I'd have no problem with boys and younger girls but, with the more fashion-conscious tween girls, I'm not as sure. Do you have any photos you could post?

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    10/14/2009 6:49 PM

    Hi Sarah, Thanks for your comment about older girls - I will work with the folks here at Daily Grommet to see if we can post older girls in the sunglasses. My own experience is that the older girls really like the metallic lavender, light blue or navy - the bands work really well under a pony-tail when they are doing sports or activities - my daughter wears her glasses like a headband when she is out of the sunlight and then pops them back on when she needs them!

  • Jeff C
    Jeff C
    10/14/2009 7:58 PM

    Great looking product. Am definitely putting them on the holiday wish list.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/14/2009 8:12 PM

    @Sarah - Lisa sent me the following pictures to post for you!



  • Kristin
    Kristin
    10/15/2009 9:18 AM

    I want to get a pair for my twin nephews' birthday, it's in two weeks. How quickly do these ship?

    Thanks -- love the product!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    10/15/2009 9:47 AM

    Kristin, They will go out this week, so you will be well in time for the birthday.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/23/2010 1:23 PM

    Congratulations to MFS eyewear for garnering the International Melanoma Foundation's seal of approval for your sunglasses!

    Another sun safety Grommet feature that is a perfect complement to these sunglasses is the UVSunSense UV Wristband Monitor that tells you when it's time to reapply sunscreen.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Real Kids Shades

Extreme Sport - Sunglasses for Kids

Made in the Shade

We’ve had timeouts last longer in my house than a cheap pair of kids’ sunglasses. One wrong move and someone snaps the frame or cracks a lens, then yet another pair of poorly made novelty shades winds up in the trash bin.

But not anymore. We’re hooked on these sunglasses made by the husband and wife team of David Scheinberg and Lisa Medora, who were sick of hunting for quality sunglasses for kids and not finding any. The Xtreme Sports sunglasses from MFS Eyewear are real sunglasses, not novelty toys. The lenses are
made of a shatterproof polycarbonate that provides 100% protection against UVB and UVA rays. Instead of a brittle plastic frame, they have an adjustable neoprene band that’s flexible, comfortable and stays put, whether kids are cruising down the ski slopes, mountain biking or jumping in the waves. (They’re also lead-free and contain no bisphenol-A or phthalates.)

Daily Grommet reader David Flaschen raves about the quality of these sunglasses — and how his kids actually wear them out in the sun. Just in time for winter sports and the holiday season, it’s a winning combination: cool enough to please kids, who love the sporty styles, and durable enough to win over parents.

Note: MFS Eyewear will soon be called RKS Shades.
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Real Kids Shades- Sport Sunglasses for Kids
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lisa
    Lisa

    We got started with Real Kids Shades when we couldn’t find quality, UV eye protection for our young children. Most kids sunglasses are made like toys and don’t fit very well. We were looking for high quality, 100% UVA/UVB sunglasses for active kids because as a family we enjoy lots of outdoor activities. Both my husband and I wear our sunglasses every day, 365 days a year. I realized very early on that my kids need the same UV eye protection and set out to develop a line a children’s sunglasses made just for them and their active little lives! We know kids are always on the go! We have learned they will wear sunglasses if they are comfortable and fit them well. Kids don’t want to fuss with sunglasses, they want to put them on, like the rest of their gear and get going. These Xtreme Sport sunglasses have a comfortable, adjustable neoprene band to keep them in place. The frames and lenses are constructed from the most durable materials used for children’s eyewear – polycarbonate – because it is impact resistant and shatterproof. These glasses will take a lot of punishment and keep on going. All our sunglasses meet the highest light transmittance tests in the world and block out 100% of the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. They are comfortable and kid’s tell us they are cool. Join us today as we blog about the importance of UV eye protection for kids – we’d love to hear your stories and give our products a try – your kids will love them!

  • Vanthymom
    Vanthymom
    10/14/2009 12:17 PM

    My son loves wearing these when he is out on his bike. They fit so easily under his helmet and they stay in place. He finds them really comfortable to wear.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    10/14/2009 12:17 PM

    What age would be the youngest that could wear these? I have a 2 year old that I can't find good sunglasses for.

  • MSmominMA
    MSmominMA
    10/14/2009 12:18 PM

    Hey MFS -- this is great! congratulations on being highlighted at the Daily Grommet!

    What a neat site this is!

    My 4 year old who loved her "pink daisies" is now 5 and she needs new shades for the winter -- can I buy the new styles online yet? I know she'll be psyched to have the "bigger kid" look.

    What's the website address??

    sorry too many questions!

    LOL!

    Great work -- btw

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    10/14/2009 12:23 PM

    Hi Michelle B - Great question. The Xtreme Sport is designed for kids 3 to 7 yrs and 7 to 12 yrs old, however, because of the unique adjustability of our bands, you can make this fit smaller heads. Kids heads are all different sizes and there is a good chance this sunglass will adjust to your two year olds head and will grow along them.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/14/2009 12:37 PM

    These shades are not just for the little ones anymore!! They are the cool and IN thing!! The big kids like the way the look and the Moms like the way they work and the price!!

  • MFS
    MFS
    10/14/2009 12:39 PM

    Thanks MSmominMA, glad you and your daughter enjoyed our (best selling) pink daisy style for the younger set. You can buy these awesome new Xtreme Sports styles right here, today! just scroll to the top of the page and click on the link on the right to buy here today! thanks again for your comment and question.

  • MFS
    MFS
    10/14/2009 12:42 PM

    available colors: lavendar, black-silver, light blue, navy, black

    nice.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    10/14/2009 12:45 PM

    Let me explain, my kids have these, and they really stand up to wear and tear!! Any other company with this level of quality charges 3X the price!!

  • MFS
    MFS
    10/14/2009 12:49 PM

    these shades are great around the water because they float!

    no metal hinges means no rusting or scratching,

    and the foam padding is sooo comfy and

    adds an added level of safety for casual, backyard sports!

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    10/14/2009 12:58 PM

    Yay - I just started my Christmas shopping! These will make wonderful stocking stuffers - that will be truly useful.

  • MFS
    MFS
    10/14/2009 1:01 PM

    ouch, that reminds me bhg, I am SO behind.

    ;-)

  • Darragh
    Darragh
    10/14/2009 1:43 PM

    Cool site! my friend told me about it. Checking out the "gromits" now . . .

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    10/14/2009 1:54 PM

    Hi Mathmom, and welcome! Let us know what you think. I am jules @ dailygrommet.com Or just leave another comment.

  • MSmominMA
    MSmominMA
    10/14/2009 2:15 PM

    thanks for the info, going to get a pair of the lavendar ones now.

    cool!

  • Tara V.
    Tara V.
    10/14/2009 2:24 PM

    Is there a sizing chart to help guide us in which size to order? My children are 8 and 10 years old. I was thinking of getting a medium and a large- sound right?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/14/2009 2:30 PM

    @Tara

    The Small Size is recommended for ages 3 – 7 years

    The Large Size is recommended for ages 7 -12 years

    The adjustable band allows for a good fit for a range of head sizes!

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    10/14/2009 3:20 PM

    Hi Tara - actually for your children I would recommend the 7 to 12 years. The small size will probably be too small.

  • sarah
    sarah
    10/14/2009 4:16 PM

    I'd love more photos of older girls (ages 8 and up) wearing these sunglasses. My sense is that I'd have no problem with boys and younger girls but, with the more fashion-conscious tween girls, I'm not as sure. Do you have any photos you could post?

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Special Guest
    10/14/2009 6:49 PM

    Hi Sarah, Thanks for your comment about older girls - I will work with the folks here at Daily Grommet to see if we can post older girls in the sunglasses. My own experience is that the older girls really like the metallic lavender, light blue or navy - the bands work really well under a pony-tail when they are doing sports or activities - my daughter wears her glasses like a headband when she is out of the sunlight and then pops them back on when she needs them!

  • Jeff C
    Jeff C
    10/14/2009 7:58 PM

    Great looking product. Am definitely putting them on the holiday wish list.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/14/2009 8:12 PM

    @Sarah - Lisa sent me the following pictures to post for you!



  • Kristin
    Kristin
    10/15/2009 9:18 AM

    I want to get a pair for my twin nephews' birthday, it's in two weeks. How quickly do these ship?

    Thanks -- love the product!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    10/15/2009 9:47 AM

    Kristin, They will go out this week, so you will be well in time for the birthday.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/23/2010 1:23 PM

    Congratulations to MFS eyewear for garnering the International Melanoma Foundation's seal of approval for your sunglasses!

    Another sun safety Grommet feature that is a perfect complement to these sunglasses is the UVSunSense UV Wristband Monitor that tells you when it's time to reapply sunscreen.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.