Getting corrective eyewear for your children can be a bit confusing. You certainly don’t want to do anything that will worsen their eyesight; and at such young ages and development, they are at a higher susceptibility for such problems to arise. Therefore, it is very important that they obtain the best possible corrective eyewear for their specific needs – including, but not limited to: size, shape, prescription details, material, etc. The specifics of your children’s prescription glasses should be discussed with their optometrists (like their prescription itself). It is imperative that they are fitted with the correct prescription details, and only a personable expert can help you properly with that. However, you do have quite a bit more freedom than you think regarding the frames!
Buying eyeglasses frames for yourself can be overwhelming, so it’s only imaginable how stressful it can be when your kids need new glasses. Well, first thing’s first… Things seem to break more often around kids than they do usually. So, the number one most important thing to do when buying glasses for your children is to ensure you have a great working warranty! You probably cannot afford to buy prescription eyeglasses every few months (or, in some cases: weeks). While obtaining a warranty obviously won’t account for your child’s growth spurts, you can at least have peace of mind that should something unexpected happen, you will be insured for a replacement pair.
Glasses aren’t always the coolest accessory for the playground. There are many things to consider when discussing the style of your kids’ glasses frames. The number one thing is whether or not your child will willingly wear the frames you find for them. If they are very easy going, it could be a possibility for you to check out some frame styles; however typically kids are very particular about what styles they will be seen in! So be sure that their new frames are cool for them! Also, if your children are involved in a lot of sports, it might be best for you to check out proper sports goggles. While there are different levels of durability when it comes to lenses, most prescription eyewear is not equipped to handle any kind of contact sport. Therefore, you shouldn’t rely on their glasses – even if they have the most durable lenses possible – to work with their sports teams.
Getting your kids’ glasses after they’ve been given their first eyeglasses prescription shouldn’t be as hard as it usually is! Hopefully these tips have helped you to determine the most important details when placing that next purchase. Whether their vision grows out of the need for eyeglasses, or they’re meant to wear prescription glasses well into adulthood, these main elements can help them, as well as you!