Lens Technology

Kids’ eyes are especially vulnerable to UV light, since they don’t have the same level of natural protection as adults, so we are driven to provide lenses that meet the highest standards for safety and performance.

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, including our polarized models, 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 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.

Designed to Block Peripheral Light

Our sunglasses are designed with an 8 base curve providing protection that wraps around children’s eyes to provide maximum sun protection from peripheral light.



P2 Lens Technology

Real Shades recently introduced a high quality, shatterproof polarized lens called P2. To achieve impact resistance, P2 lenses are wrapped in injected polycarbonate material. This highly durable material makes them ideal for children.

Our P2 polarized sunglasses eliminate glare, increase visual clarity, reduce eye strain and enhance contrast. They are especially advantageous to combat intense glare experienced when kids are on the water or snow, and are available on selected Toddler, Kid, Youth and Tween styles.