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Real Kids Shades

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.
Real Kids Shades
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.