If you are a parent looking for the right pair of glasses for your child, you are probably in the dark about what to get. There is no shortage of glasses for children, the problem is sorting through all of the styles and options to find what suits your child the best. It can all be rather confusing.
If you have a child in need of eyeglasses, you should know what to look for before you start shopping. Make sure you allow your child to help with the process as they will enjoy their glasses more if they helped pick them out.
Luxe Eyewear, your prescription eyeglasses source in Frisco, offers features to look for in children’s eyeglasses.
Warranties for kid’s glasses vary widely from place to place. You should look for glasses that offer a one-year warranty. A two-year warranty sounds really nice, but it’s probably not worth it. In all likelihood, your child will outgrow their glasses in a year, so any warranty beyond that is probably not necessary.
Check for scratch warranties as kids tend to do a great job scratching up their glasses.
Spring hinges on eyeglasses allow them to bend outward when putting them on and taking them off. Kids have a tendency to yank their glasses when taking them off and forcing them on. The spring hinge compensates for how rough kids can be with glasses. Spring-hinged glasses might be a bit more expensive, but they are well worth it.
Silicone Nose Pads
You will notice that a lot of children’s frames have silicone nose pads, there are good reasons for this. Silicone nose pads are softer, so they are more comfortable to wear. The surface of these pads is non-slip, which helps keep the frames in the correct position on your child’s face. This ensures added comfort and good eyesight.
Photochromic lenses automatically get dark when your child goes outside into the sunlight and lighten back up when they come inside or when it gets dark. These aren’t always recommended for children as the lenses may become too dark inside or not dark enough outside in the sun.
Another option is to invest in clip-on lenses that can be flipped down when it’s too bright. But then there is the worry of your kid losing their clip-on lenses.
Your basic polycarbonate lenses have a coating that makes them scratch resistant. However, kids are notorious for scratching their lenses so you might want to look into an upgrade. These upgraded lenses are much tougher to scratch and they also usually come with a better warranty.
Just know that no lenses are completely scratch proof and that you should still teach your child to be careful wearing glasses.
Most children’s eyeglasses are made of polycarbonate because it is an impact-resistant material. It is the same material used to make safety glasses. These lenses won’t shatter on impact like regular plastic lenses or glass lenses.
If you have any questions about kid’s glasses, contact Luxe Eyewear.