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.