How to Choose Your Child’s First Pair of Glasses

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Wed, 12/26/2018 - 9:00am
Child’s First Pair of Glasses

Choosing the first pair of glasses for your child shouldn’t be a painful experience.

By using a few of the following tips, you can turn the experience into a pleasant moment with your child and give them a set of frames that can last. 

Start out by looking at frames that are flexible. Plastic styles may be cute and colorful, but these frames are for your child and children tend to break things. Search out metal frames or other flexible models. Frames with spring hinges can help frames bend but not break. 

Polycarbonate lenses also are the most impact-resistant and antireflective coating can help let more light hit your child’s retinas.

By opting for safety, you can help protect your child’s eyes while also helping them see properly. 

Focus on the nose bridge of frames too. Nose pads that are too tight will pinch and can prevent them from sitting close enough to your child’s eyes. The bridge is just right when there’s little space between your child’s cheek and the lower rim of the frames. 

Also, choose a flattering set of frames. Pick a squared set for round-faced children and round frames for faces with more angles. Try to stay away from oversized glasses, which can make your child’s face look bug-eyed. 

Finally, let your child help pick out their favorite pair of glasses.

They are the ones wearing them and it can be a positive experience to give them a say in their first pair of glasses.