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How to choose the right eyeglasses for children

Lensmart 2022-03-24 09:56:46

Eyeglasses for children are usually manufactured in different styles. Therefore, buyers have different options to select from. Although the numerous options make it hard to pick the right choice, some things can be taken into consideration to help you narrow your options. For instance, you have to consider features like lens, style, and frame.

Furthermore, the right eyeglasses for children are the ones with the best features. This article will be a guide to help you choose the right eyeglasses for children.


What to consider before choosing eyeglasses for children

Before buying any eyeglass for your child you have to consider the features first. Also, you have to choose one that the child likes. Especially when it comes to color and style because kids are oddly specific about that. In addition, the glasses have to be comfortable and fit the child. Here are some things you have to consider.

The Frame Material

Children's eyeglass frames are made with either metals or plastic materials. It has been like that since the 1950s. Although some things have changed, the materials remain the same. Manufacturers over the last decade have made plastic and metal frames more durable.

However, whichever material you pick, make sure the frames are lightweight. Because heavy materials could make the kid uncomfortable. Also, you can ask the child what he or she likes. It should be noted that some kids are allergic to metals. Make sure your kids don’t wear metal frames if he or she is allergic. Your optician could help you figure out the allergies.

Lens Material

You also have to consider your child’s eyeglass lens materials. Lenses are usually made with polycarbonate or Trivex. Polycarbonate and Trivex are impact-resistant materials.  These materials make them better than the regular lens materials. Also, the polycarbonate and Trivex material are lightweight. This makes them comfortable for the wearer.

Style and Color

Although style and color might not matter much for an adult, it matters a lot to children. The style and color of your kid's eyeglass should be the child's choice. Therefore you have to put them into consideration. Because if the child doesn’t like the glasses then he or she might not wear them at all.

Most times, children don’t like wearing glasses. Therefore, if your child agrees to wear glasses, make sure you do your best to give them what they want.

Fitting

Aside from the size of the glasses, your child’s nose definitely doesn’t have a good bridge. This would cause plastic frames to slide down his or her nose. You have to check to see if the frame fits the child’s bridge properly. The glasses have to stay in place or else the kid will not feel comfortable.


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Tips to choose the right eyeglasses for children

Although we have given you the features to consider, you need these tips to make sure you get what you really want. Here are some tips that would help you to select the right eyeglasses with ease.

Select an eyeglass with frames that fit your child correctly

The eyeglass frame has to fit perfectly on his or her face. Also, you have to make sure the glasses don’t obstruct their vision. The major tip is that the glasses shouldn’t be wider than the child's face. Apart from this, the glasses cannot go higher than their eyebrows. Just make sure it fits perfectly. This is important because large frames can obstruct your child's vision.

The frame has to be lightweight and comfortable

This has to do with the material used to manufacture the eyeglass frames. It also depends on the child's age. Some children cannot handle certain materials. For instance, silicone is lighter so it is better for kids around 5 to 6. As they grow, they can handle acetate and then metal.

The bridge of the glasses should be able to balance on the child's nose

Before you finally pay to take the glasses home, you have to make sure that the arch rests properly on the child's nose. The bridge doesn't balance properly most times because children don't have a firm nasal bridge. So, you have to look for glasses that can fit properly.

 

Conclusion

These tips and features will definitely help you select the right eyeglasses for children.