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Glasses Tips For Kids

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Buying Eyeglasses For Your Kids?

Helpful Tips for Parents

  • Explain the importance of regularly wearing glasses to your child.
  • Let your child choose his own frames - or at least be part of the process. He or she needs to be happy with his frames if you want them to be worn every day.
  • Make sure the frames are a proper fit. Please ask one of our opticians for assistance.
  • The frames should be strong and durable. There are good options today for both metal or plastic frames
  • Spring Hinges. These allow the frames to flex outwards and can prevent damage to the frames.
  • Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses - which are more impact resistant - and also lighter. They are also scratch resistant and add a layer of protection against UV rays
  • Teach your kids how to safely store their glasses. Glasses should be left in a case in a convenient, easy to find location when not worn by the child. Also, make sure to write their names on their glasses cases
  • Teach your children how to properly clean and maintain their glasses
  • Consider sports or swimming glasses for your athletic kids.
  • Back - up pair. Children often lose or damage their glasses. Having a second pair in the house can be a lifesaver
  • Prescription sunglasses should be used when going outside. Make sure the sunglasses 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.

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