Children can be fussy about what they wear, and eyeglasses are no exception. Today, the eye care doctors at Vision Care Plus list the factors you need to consider before purchasing new eyeglasses for your child.
Thickness of the Lenses
Your child’s prescription will determine how thick the lenses need to be. Thanks to technological innovations, however, even very strong prescriptions can sometimes be accommodated with sleek, thinner lenses now.
Kids can be self-conscious about wearing eyeglasses, especially if it’s their first time wearing them. Choosing a modern frame style can make them feel stylish and more confident.
Some kids might favor metal frames because they look a bit more “grown-up.” However, plastic frames will likely be a better choice for younger children. They’re more durable, less likely to bend and less expensive. After all, not all children are particularly careful with their belongings.
If your child strongly prefers metal frames, make sure they’re made of hypoallergenic materials. Some people are allergic to alloys commonly used in eyeglasses, like nickel.
Since kids’ noses haven’t fully developed yet, their eyeglasses may tend to slide down, which can be annoying. This shouldn’t be a problem with metal frames. All you need to do is adjust the nose pads. However, this doesn’t mean plastic frames are a bad choice—manufacturers usually make them in smaller sizes for kids.
Keep in mind that your kids’ eyes are still developing and their prescription is likely to change periodically. That’s why it’s important to bring them for a regular eye health exam.
Looking for an optometrist in your neighborhood? Vision Care Plus, a BBB-accredited clinic, offers a wide range of professional eye care services, including prescription eyeglasses. To set up an appointment with our highly trained doctors, call us at (844) 201-5900 or leave us a message on this page. We serve homeowners in Drayton Valley, Wetaskiwin and Beaumont, AB.