Kids Can Tell: 5 Factors When Choosing Kids’ Glasses
by EO Executive Optical | February 28, 2020 at 10:18am

Choosing new eyeglasses for yourself is as simple as finding a style that suites you and then fitting them with the correct lenses. Shopping for eyeglasses for kids takes a little more consideration; you can’t just get glasses that fit their style but more so their heads which means you can’t just opt for free-sized ones. That, and these other consideration are important for your kid to make the most of wearing specs.

 

Nose Pads

This is first on the list because while glasses might easily fit your kid, the nose pads might not. This is especially true for plastic frames that have immovable nose pads. Alternatively, metal frames have adjustably malleable nose pads. Consider this when choosing between plastic and metal frames.

 

Stem

Because a kid grows rapidly over the course of year, he could easily outgrow the stems of his glasses. It’s also important to consider a kid’s level of activity. While open fitted stems can be used even after a kid’s head becomes bigger, closed or hook-ended stems ensure that they can stay on safely.

 

Lens Thickness

Depending on the severity of the eye condition, your kid might need really thick glasses. While this might be ok for adults, it might make the overall weight of the eyeglasses for kids heavier. This could bear on the nose and ears of your kid. Consider paying a little extra for thinner graded lenses.

 

Coats

You will need to also know what coating is best suited to your kid’s needs. Baseline, you need to have UV protection for your kid’s eyeglasses especially in the age of digital screens. But getting transition lenses should be a choice for your child. It would be good to let them try it out if they would be comfortable using tone-changing lenses.

 

Warranty

Not all optical stores provide warranty but especially for eyeglasses for kids, asking about warrantymight be prudent. If they do offer warranty, pay a little extra to get it because it will be worth in in the long run. Kid’s glasses are prone to damage and a warranty may save you money in the long run.