Top 5 Tips for Buying Children’s Eyewear!
LensWay offers an amazing selection of stylish and durable eyeglass frames for children, such as Disney glasses, Gen Next glasses, Mudd glasses, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and more! So, whether you’re looking for tough, flexible frames perfect for the play ground or comfortable, lightweight frames ideal for the classroom or designer frames, we’ve got you covered. All eyeglasses frames come with prescription lenses, scratch-resistant coatings and anti-reflective coatings. LensWay offers a money back guarantee with FREE return shipping! We’ve provided you with some super helpful tips on selecting the right glasses for your child!
Try before you buy
A first pair glasses can be a little daunting for anyone, of any age. For children, a first pair of specs is a whole new experience, which they may not be comfortable with at first. Their input is important as you want to find frames that they’ll enjoy wearing, not slip off as soon as they get to school. If you’re shopping online, which is a great way to save time compared to trekking around the high street, look for stores like LensWay that offer a virtual mirror feature that will help children visualise exactly how they’ll look in their chosen frames. This way, you’ll have the convenience of shopping online, while letting your child try out frames they like and feel confident in.
Before you purchase a pair of glasses, getting the right lens prescription is essential, so pay a visit to an optician first. A word on lens thickness – if the prescription you need means purchasing thicker lenses, look to upgrade the lens to a higher index, this essential thins out the lens but doesn’t reduce the prescription or range.
Trying out different frame styles can be fun for little ones, so try experimenting with different shapes. They’ll learn about the way different frames can change the appearance of the face – an interactive lesson in shapes, angles and proportions.
As for frame material, you’ll find more colourful frame choices if you opt for plastics. Plastics used to be seen as more durable, less prone to getting bent out of shape, and tended to be cheaper than metal frames, , but today’s metals are just as lightweight, durable and affordable as plastics. Metal frames can be made from all types of composites, so it’s best to ask your optician about each frame’s durability. As a final note, some children may be allergic to certain metals, most commonly nickel. If this is the case, make sure to look for hypoallergenic frames.
Kids’ glasses need to withstand rigorous wear and tear, and little ones tend to be less careful with their glasses too. Spring hinges are a great consideration, as these flex and allow more give, meaning legs are less likely to snap or bend. Spring hinges to tend to cost a little more, but this extra investment can be well worth it in the long run.
Accidents will happen, especially in the rough and tumble of the playground, so purchasing a second pair as a back up is useful option. Consider going to a site like LensWay which regularly update their range of children’s glasses and often have deals such as ‘free frames for new customers’.