If it is the first time you are taking your child to buy a new pair of glasses, it is highly recommended that you do some research from before. The whole experience of buying children’s eyewear may turn out to be a rather confusing process otherwise. You can find a lot of frames at any eyewear store today. But how do you decide on the right one? Not only do you have to keep the child’s comfort and acceptability in mind, but also buy a pair that will endure the rough way children treat objects. Here are a few tips you could keep in mind to help you choose the right pair.
1. It is extremely important for the child to be safe. Thus, never compromise on a perfect fit. They should neither be extra tight nor loose on the child.
2. Make sure that the arms of the glasses go comfortably beyond the child’s ear and sits proper on the nose.
3. It is important to have air passing between the lens and the child’s eye. So see to it that there is enough space in between to allow that.
4. Spring hinges will be hardy and the glasses will not break that easily.
5. Double bridges are for the boys while the single ones are for girls.
6. Your child is bound to copy you. They usually like to go in for something similar to what their parents have.
7. If your child needs to wear glasses throughout the day, get him or her an extra pair for back up. Glasses can break or get lost. You could go in for sport goggles or prescription sunglasses for the second spare set.
Material of the Eyewear
Plastic was more in vogue for children as they were more durable and difficult to break. But with fashion changing, children are also opting for metallic frames. It is not necessary that each child will react to metallic frames. In fact, be careful of your child reacting to the metal material of the frame. Nickel alloy frames might cause reactions in some child. Give yourself time to choose the right frame.
Is there a Warranty?
If your child is a toddler or a first timer, consider buying yourself warranty for the glasses. Most opticians usually have warranty plans that will exchange your damaged frames or lenses for new ones at either no cost or at minimal charges. Make sure you go for the right plan, as there are quite a few available. A good deal would be one that costs nearly the same as a single lens. In fact, your child is likely to scratch the lens rather than break it and this might affect his or her clarity of vision through the glasses.
These are a must. Imagine a child who depends on glasses the whole day, breaking it. You will definitely need a back up pair that will give you time to fix the damaged one.
Hopefully, the information above will you give a basic idea of how to go about buying a pair of glasses for your child. Remember, your child will be seeing through them so give him or her only the very best.