funK Shades Kids Polarized Sunglasses Review

funK shades kids polarized sunglasses

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We have been spending a lot of time outside this summer. I instinctively reach for my sunglasses because without them I would constantly be squinting and wiping my watery eyes. A few years back it dawned on me that the sun was causing as much damage to my kid’s eyes as mine and the hunt for a pair they would keep on started.

This year when funK shades offered to send a paid for both Emma and Ethan, I had to say yes!


Not only are these glasses quality items… offering 100% UVA and UVB protection, polarized lenses, and come with high quality (we got the bendable) frames… they come with snappable, interchangeable, and collectable charms that makes them cool and fun to wear!

funk shades on boy

Did you know that:

  • The human eye is ten times more sensitive to harmful UV rays than your skin.
  • The lens of a child allows 70% more UV rays to reach the delicate retina than in an adult.
  • Approximately half of the entire time we spend outdoors in our lifetime occurs in the first 20 years of our life.
  • According to a recent Vision Care Council study, only 58 percent make their children wear sunglasses.

So why aren’t sunglasses a necessity like using sunscreen? Children’s eyes need all the protection they can get!

Ethan was the hardest of the two to convince he needed to be wearing sunglasses even in the car. Emma loves fashion (and imitating me) so the minute she notices me reaching for my glasses she puts hers on. I think Ethan really enjoyed having the fun interchangeable charms on his glasses because he kept taking them off to look at them (still working on that).

We received the bendable frame glasses which hold up well to Ethan tugging them off his face. The polarized lenses give a crisp and colorful perspective unlike cheap sunglasses that just make everything dark. The charms are easy for the children to change out on their own because they attach with a snap. The receiving end is on the frame and the charm gets pushed into it just like on a pair of pants. Fashion meets funKtion!

Overall the glasses are definitely worth the money. For a price point of $24.99 to $29.99 each you are getting a quality frame, polarized lenses and 4 base charms. For $3.99 each you can order additional charms (funk-its) to accessorized and customized their funK shades to fit their mood. I see these lasting for several years!

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ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a pair of funK shades and 4 funK-its charms (choice based on availability)!

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This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on September 12, 2012.

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  1. Claire says

    Foldable White, Polarized

  2. K.Pugh says

    I like the Flagship Black & Flagship Purple.
    Thanks for the chance.

  3. jodi lasher says

    I love the These would look really cute on my niece.. Thanks

  4. Marcy Taylor says

    I like that they have the interchangeable charms!

  5. Sheryl says

    I want the TPEE Pink/Light Polarized Shades.

  6. jules p says

    my daughter wants the Jackie O’s, polarized sunglasses. I love the foldable sunglasses

  7. Audra Weathers says

    I love the Jackie O’s polarized funK shades are are coming out in the fall. Really cute. I like the Wayfarers coming out soon also.

  8. Theresa J says

    I learned that they have polarized lens

  9. Nikki Elkins says

    flagship purple

  10. bernadette c says

    I like all of them and I mostly like that you can change the look of them so easily.

  11. Michelle Knopp says

    I learned that a child eye allows 70% more UV rays to reach their retinas than us adults.

  12. pat says

    Would love to win these for our little 6 year old girl.

  13. Rita M says

    Would love to have the Flagship Pink, polarized sunglasses for my granddaughter.

  14. KT says
  15. shannon oelrich says

    the frog is super cute and my boys would love the shark

  16. I like the Foldable Black, Polarized

  17. ELIZABETH C. says

    I would love the Flagship Pink, polarized for my daughter.

  18. matthew b says

    Foldable Yellow, Polarized is what i would get! they are ballin!

  19. These would make great individualized gifts for my kids!

  20. Nicole says

    I like the TPEE Flexible Pink/Light polarized. They would be cute for my daughter!

  21. Melissa Hartley says

    I learned this info: A portion of our proceeds will go to “Surgical Eye Expeditions” “SEE” restoring sight to children in need.
    That is so great! These cute shades are also stylish & kid-proof since they are bendable 🙂
    I don’t have any little kids anymore but would give these to my niece & nephew who are 10 & 7..thanks!

  22. I like the TPEE Flexible Black, polarized

  23. Jaime Nicole says

    I love the Dolphin funk itz!

  24. Tina m says

    Tpee flexible blue/light blue polarized

  25. tracee Bass says

    flagship purple

  26. amy v says

    i like the wide selection of funk-itz to choose from!

  27. heather eg kaufman says

    TPEE Flexible Blue/Light Blue, polarized

  28. Kate says

    I like that they have polarized lenses

  29. carol gentry says

    They are 100% UVA and UVB protection with polarized lenses.

  30. I love Flagship Purple

  31. tess says

    i like the flagship pink polarized
    tcogbill at live dot com

  32. Nancy B says

    I love the interchangable charms. My kids will have so much fun changing up their shades with different charms

  33. I like that they have the interchangeable charms so you can change them around!

  34. Heather Augenstein says

    LOVE the charms!!!! Who knew that sunglasses could have charms (like Crocs).

  35. I love their slogan! “Where Fun meets FunKtion” is not just our slogan, it is the central concept of our product. Getting kids excited about wearing their sunglasses requires something more than telling them the importance of protecting their eyes. We make it fun!

  36. They are polarized.

  37. Kim H says

    My son would like the baseball to add to his sunglasses.
    cozycreations07 at aol dot com

  38. Cheryl W says

    I like the Flagship purple

  39. Sherry S. says

    Flagship Purple, polarized

  40. courtney hennagir says my son would have so much fin picking out charms for these!

  41. Kimberly says

    Love the TPEE Flexible Black, polarized — and that they can be “personalized” with funK-itz!

  42. Robert Pyszk says

    I like the Funk-Itz

  43. Sherry Compton says

    I love this idea! The Jackie O ones are really cute, but I think my grandson would like the blue/light blue. How fun to get to change the designs.

  44. Tamar says

    I like the TPEE Flexible Pink/Light, polarized

  45. adrienne warren says

    cool shades, I want the t pee flex pink light. yeh I know for kids, why should the kids get all the cool stuff? I got a small head I can make it work.

  46. Rebecca M. says

    I would love a pair of the TPEE blue/light blue flex sunglasses for my daughter

  47. Jessica O says

    I like the TPEE Flexible Pink/Light, polarized! The ice cream cones are so cute!

  48. Christina G says

    I learned that they are polarized–which is great!

  49. I love the Turtle on Sufboard charm. So cute!

  50. Jane m says

    Love them, we have multiple ages in our home. Including dad there are three Harley riders. These polarized glasses look just like the big boys. My little one would love them. Perfect for everyday & the power wheels. Eye safety is extremely important.

  51. polly says

    i like the tpee flexile black shades

  52. Hoa Le says

    I like the Foldable White, Polarized.

  53. cw says

    i LIKE THE TPEE flexible light pink polorized ones

  54. Brande says
  55. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like how you can customize the sunglasses with the Funk-Itz to match your personality

  56. Carole Ingram says

    Flagship Black, polarized … they would look adorable on my girls!!! Or even on my son!

  57. dario says

    I like the Foldable Black, Polarized

  58. Re Morgan says

    my son would love the shark ones

  59. Pamela Halligan says

    I learned that the human eye is 10 times more sensitive to the UV rays than skin and that these shades offer 100% UVA and UVB protection. Thanks for the giveaway.

  60. Kelly H. says

    I like the Flagship Purple shades!

  61. Jill Myrick says

    I like the TPEE Flexible Blu/Light Blue Polarized Shades and the Shark FunK itz.


  62. Michelle Feliciano says

    I want the pink shades for my daughter!

  63. kendra W says

    Love the TPEE Flexible Pink/Light, polarized

  64. Ericka says

    I love the Turtle on Sufboard

  65. Leigha Kelsey says

    I learned that a child eye allows 70% more UV rays to reach their retinas than us adults.

  66. Jenny says

    THanks for the chance to win, I like the Jackie O’s polarized sunglasses.

  67. rana s says

    I like the Flagship Black.

  68. Jennifer Idzi says

    I like the charms

  69. crystal allen says

    i love that you can change the look with charms thanks

  70. Jen says

    I like the flagship pink glasses!

  71. Aubrey says

    the funkitz black guitar charm

  72. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    i want the TPEE Flexible Black, polarized
    SKU S201-BLK

  73. krista fowles says

    I have never seen the shades with the charms. Such a cute idea!

  74. Anna says

    These sunglasses are awesome! UVA AND UVB protection~

  75. cassandra (rab pom) says

    I would really want the TPEE flexible pink!

  76. jeannine s says

    I like the TPEE Flexible Pink/Light, polarized

  77. Heather C says

    I think its great that their daughter was the inspiration for the company! 🙂 Love hearing stories about family companies.

  78. Kathy Pease says

    I love the Monkey charm
    SKU C1032

  79. Crystal G says

    I like the glasses with the skull and guitar on them!! my son would love them!

  80. I love the Jackie O’s, polarized for my daughter

  81. christal c w says

    Flagship Purple, polarized
    SKU S101-PRP

  82. Saver Sara says

    I like the funK-it 1 in Black.

  83. susan smoaks says

    i love the TPEE Flexible Pink/Light, polarized, they are adorable!

  84. Francine Anchondo says

    I like the purple sunglasses

  85. Tanya White says

    I like the Flagship Pink, polarized

  86. Chrissy Nestor says

    I’d love to win the Jackie O’s, polarized – COMING SOON FALL 2012 for my daughter.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  87. amanda whitley says

    i want the lady bug funk its charm

  88. Jennifer Peaslee says

    I like the Flagship Black Polorized

  89. carol lewis says

    They have foldable sunglasses! Neat!

  90. Brenda Elsner says

    My son would love the TPEE Flexible Black, polarized

  91. kelley c says

    I like that this are personalizable.


  92. Gianna says

    Flagship Black, polarized

  93. Lisa L says

    I’d like to have the Flagship Pink, polarized shades for my daughter

  94. nannypanpan says

    the company was started because they know the importance of good eye protection because of their daughter

  95. Sarah Yurga says

    FunkShades have polarized lenses, quality frames, and snapable, interchangeable, collectable charms

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