Whether your children just started wearing glasses or have had them for years – here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
Explain to your child the importance of regularly wearing his or her glasses.
When choosing frames, your child needs to be a part of the process. He or she needs to be happy with his eyewear if you expect them to be worn daily.
Make sure the frames fit your child. Please ask one of our opticians for assistance.
Frames should be durable and strong. Kids just cannot be relied on to handle fragile glasses. There are good options today for both metal or plastic frames
Spring hinges that allow the frames to flex outwards can prevent damage and save you money in the long run.
Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses are more impact resistant, scratch resistant, and lighter, too. They also add a layer of protection against UV rays.
Teach your kids how to safely store their specs. Encourage them to leave their eyeglasses in a glasses case in a convenient and easy to find place when not being worn. Also, make sure to write their names on their glasses cases.
Show your children how to properly clean and maintain their glasses.
Kids involved in sports may need sports or swimming glasses.
Get a back-up pair. Kids have been known to break or lose their glasses. Having a second pair in the house can be a lifesaver
Prescription sunglasses should be used when going outside. Make sure they have proper UV Protection
Remember to schedule an annual eye exam with your child’s optometrist. It’s important for the prescription to be current, as children’s eyes are continuing to develop.