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Top Things to Consider When Buying Kids’ Glasses

Kids of all ages require glasses to see clearly and some just need glasses as a form of eye protection. With so many options to choose from, how do you find the perfect pair of glasses for your kids? Below, you will find the top things to consider when purchasing glasses for your kids.

Lenses

The lenses that you choose for your kids’ glasses are probably the most important element. Lenses can be made with protective coatings that prevent your kids’ eyes from being damaged by the sun and by the electronic gadgets that they spend so much time playing on.

The things to look for in quality lenses for your kids’ glasses include

  • Polycarbonate material – more impact-resistant than plastic lenses
  • Anti-reflective coating – prevents reflections from disrupting the vision
  • Anti-scratch – keeps the lenses in good condition after months of abuse
  • UV protection – offers protection against the sun’s damaging rays
  • Blue-light protection – offers protection against the harsh blue light emitted by electronic devices

Frames

The frames can be the most difficult element for your kids to choose. Since there are so many styles, it can be hard to know what will not only look great, but will also last.

Consider looking into acetate frames. This material is strong and hypoallergenic, so it will hold up to abuse and won’t cause any skin irritation issues on sensitive skin.

Now, the arms of the glasses should be connected to the main frame with spring hinges. The spring hinges will help to improve the fit of your kids’ faces and increase the length of time that the frames fit your kids’ faces perfectly.

Your kids may find frames that they love, but that don’t fit their faces properly. In most cases, children’s frames are meant to fit children between the ages of 4 and 10, but some kids’ heads are a little larger or smaller than the average kid. Having your kids’ heads measured by the eye doctor will help to ensure that the fit of the frame aligns perfectly with your kids’ heads.

Knowing exactly what will do well for your kids to protect and provide clear vision will help you get what your kids need now and several months or years into the future. Talk an optometrist like Dr.Joslin, Dr.Morin & Associates to learn more about how the glasses and lenses that you choose can make such a big difference in the quality of vision and health of your kids’ eyes.