Where do Real Kids Shades come from?
Real Kids Shades are designed and developed in the USA and manufactured in Taiwan. Distribution rights for Southern Africa belong to O-V Optics (Pty) Ltd, a company founded by Tanya Oehmen, a Practicing Optometrist and Zulé Vuuren, a passionate Entrepreneur. The mission of O-V Optics is to create awareness and educate about the importance of children protecting their eyes from the sun by the use of adequate sunglasses. The two have also founded the Sunglasses at School Initiative, a campaign to allow the use of uniformed sunglasses during outdoor school activities where uniformity is of importance.
Are Real Kids Shades UV protective?
The lenses are ALL 100% UVA and UVB protective. The lenses have been tested and we have the certificates of testing available upon request. Our lenses are also made from shatterproof polycarbonate – ensuring maximum protection for an active young person’s eyes.
Are the lenses polarised?
The range of Real Kids Shades available in South Africa are not fitted with polarised lenses. Our goal is to provide parents with a pair of virtually unbreakable, 100% UV protective of sunglasses at an affordable price. The range can be extended to polarised lenses but price point will be quite high. We are gauging the interest and will keep looking into it. Polarised lenses do not add any extra UV protection but reduce glare and increase comfort. Most lenses do have a mirror coating that reflects back extra light and so reduces glare.
How does the sizing work?
Real Kids Shades are available in 4 different sizes from 2+ to 10+. The sizes serve as guidelines and are not strictly according to age. The guidelines are quite accurate although we do recommend considering a smaller size when choosing the “Surf” Model as the frame does not wrap. Otherwise you can always order an adjustable strap and let your little one grow into their pair.
Do Real Kids Shades come with a warranty?
Real Kids Shades come standard with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. The warranty is subject to certain conditions and it remains the discretion of O-V Optics (Pty)Ltd whether a replacement or refund is given.
Can Real Kids Shades be fitted with Prescription Lenses?
Real Kids Shades are prescription ready but a good fit is best determined by the prescription. The frames that are curved, Explorer and Bolt, will best suit a plus or a low minus prescription. The Surf and Breeze would suit most common prescriptions. We do not suggest that the Blade be scripted as it is a clip in lens. We suggest that the lenses fitted have an index of higher than 1.5 to ensure we keep to the level of safety that Real Kids Shades has set. An ordinary plastic lens carries the danger of breaking or shattering.
How can I order and when does delivery take place?
You can place your order right here on our website via a secure Payfast browser where you can pay with your card or instant EFT. Delivery of R60 is a to-door courier service and you should expect delivery within 3-5 working days. Alternatively you can visit any of our stockists listed if you prefer to do a try-on.