There are plenty of things that can go wrong when you next go out to buy kids eyeglasses. At the very least, it makes sense for you to pick a suitable frame style that will make your child want to wear their frames. Another factor you need to keep in mind is durability. So, make sure you buy something for your child that will last for a long time and which does not easily break on impact.
There are many frame types to choose from and if you don’t know what to look for, you could be overwhelmed. The fact is not all frames will look good on your child. Here are a few guidelines that will help you make the right choice.
The first thing you need to do is pick the right frame material. Most children’s eyewear is made from either metal or plastic. The latter was for long considered very suitable for children because it was a durable material that would not weigh too much and it was also quite affordable. Today, metal frames are becoming more popular because they offer the same features a plastic frame does and they are also more durable and tough. However, before you pick your kids eyeglasses, you should consult with them to see what they want and then choose something that is strong durable and affordable and which also will make your child feel good.
The second thing you need to do is ensure the frames fit perfectly on your child’s face. The bridge helps to keep the eyewear firmly in place and is an important part of the fitting process. If the eyewear slides down the child’s nose, then it would prove to be uncomfortable. Thus, try to avoid buying plastic frames without nose pads as those would easily slip down the child’s nose. If unsure about what to buy, ask an optician.
Choose lenses carefully
Third, you need to choose the lenses very carefully. Ideally, you should choose lenses that are highly impact-resistant. Polycarbonate lenses fit the bill perfectly because they are not only tough and impact-resistant but also, they are affordable and work well with different lens coatings including anti-scratch and UV ray protection.
Fourth, be sure to buy kids eyeglasses with the right temple style. Younger children should be given cable temples as these temple styles wrap around the ears and hence ensure the frames always stay in place. They ensure the eyewear does not slip or fall. Spring hinged temples are also a very important consideration as they offer additional flexibility and they also prevent damage to the frames when the child handles his or her eyewear roughly.
Frame style and color
Fifth, you need to choose the right frame style and color. Any mistake here could prove costly because the wrong style or color would give reason to other children to make fun of your child.
Sixth, if your child plays a lot of sports, then you will want to buy kids eyeglasses for him or her that are specially designed for sporting activities. Also, before you actually pay for the eyewear, make sure you find out about warranties and also think about buying a second (backup) pair.