Choosing the right style of eyewear for your child should be an exciting part of getting glasses. Children’s eyeglass frames are really focused on what kids like. Choices range from brands such asÂ Nike, Disney and Barbie, to more “grown-up” style such as LaFont. Children’s eyeglasses also feature much more durable materials and safety features than ever before.
What Kids Want in Eyeglass Frames
Frames today are so varied that kids can choose almost any style they like and find a frame to match. Some kids want eyeglasses that look just like the glasses their parents or older brothers and sisters wear. Plastic frames in rectangular shapes, small, retro-styled ovals, and even thin titanium frames are all available for today’s kids. And, similar to the statement that many kids are making with the colors of their braces, kids are finding that glasses can be a fun fashion statement as well.
No matter the style or brand, it’s important for children to feel that they are a part of the frame selection process. Choosing eyeglass frames they like goes a long way toward getting them to wear their glasses and take good care of them as well.
Each optician at Stamper Optometry is trained to evaluate the individual fit of the frames you have chosen for your child.Â An inappropriate fitting frame can result in your child not getting the correct prescription that the doctor prescribes.
Children’s lenses should be made of polycarbonate.Â Polycarbonate are impact resistant.
You expect your child’s glasses to remain scratch free and clean throughout the day. That’s why we offer Crizal on all Children’s eyewear. Crizal coatings eliminate lens reflections so your child can see clearer and crisper than with ordinary lenses. It also delivers outstanding scratch protection. They are easier to clean and keep clean because they repel dust, water and, so dirt smudges and fingerprints wipe away effortlessly.
Polycarbonate is such a safe lens materials that you may be tempted to let your child play sports in their regular glasses. The drawback is that regular eyeglass frames do not provide enough protection from balls and flying elbows. So if your kid is involved in sports, a proper sports goggle with safety lenses will afford the most protection against eye injury. Most sports leagues require it!
The Backup Pair
Many children have vision so poor that they have difficulty functioning without their glasses. You may want to purchase a backup pair of glasses in case something happens to the primary pair and they are out of commission while we replace or repair them. Sports goggle can double nicely as a spare pair of glasses. Prescription sunglasses also make a good backup pair. If your child wears glasses, they’ll need prescription sunglasses as well.Â Many insurance companies offer special benefits for a backup pair. Ask about it and we’ll do the research for you.
We offer many brands including:
- Hush puppies
- Power Rangers
- Rayban Juniors
- Thalia Girls
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