6 Tips For Getting The Best Glasses For Your Child
The eye doctor has just told you that your child needs to wear glasses for reading, computer work, or seeing in the distance. Whether this is your first experience with getting glasses for a child or if you consider yourself an old “pro,” here are 6 tips for getting the best glasses for your child.
Understand What Best Means
First and foremost the best glasses for children are those that are durable, safe, do the job they are supposed to do, and let’s not forget one of the most important prerequisites, namely, your child will wear them!
The rest doesn’t matter if they won’t or can’t wear them. They are not the best if they don’t help your child see clearly and improve his or her ability to see the world.
So how do we accomplish all this?
Let your Child Have a Say in the Choice
There are so many new and fun glasses for children in all colors and styles. If your child has their heart set on purple or orange, let them be part of the selection process. Right out of the starting gate you know they will wear them and will feel “cool”.
Get the Right Fit
Here you could use some help from the optician. If the glasses don’t sit on their nose correctly, if they are going to continually slide down, or if they are uncomfortable, just like you would, they will probably take them off whenever possible. Make sure you speak with the optician to secure a comfortable good fit whether you choose plastic or metal frames.
Make Sure They Will Stay ON
Younger children like toddlers can be the hardest on glasses. They make look adorable in them, but if they keep falling off, what’s the point. Choose glasses with wraparound temples, so the glasses fit snugly and comfortably all the way around their ears.
Look for Durability
We don’t think you want to be buying new glasses every other month, so choose polycarbonate lens material. It’s durable, safer, resists impact and many even have UV protection built in.
Although a little more expensive consider spring hinges which make the glasses more flexible. There will be less chance of breakage with active children, and it will save money in the long run.
Don’t Skimp with Sports Glasses
If your child participates in active sports, choosing prescription safety goggles is the best choice. Having them wear their normal glasses during a soccer game can lead to injury to their eyes.
Let Cedar Park Vision help you find the best glasses for your child.