How to Choose Glasses for Your Child

It is not always easy to choose the right glasses for children. The reason is simple: they  will often be unable to tell the try if they are comfortable or if they see properly with their new glasses.

When buying sunglasses via for your child, you will no doubt focus on the material (flexible, unbreakable) and glasses (quality!) But know one thing is very important: they must please him , if he does will not ! Here are some advice to help parents choose the perfect pair for their kids … which he will be comfortable and will enjoy wearing it!

The glasses

At the glasses, minerals are much too fragile and are not recommended before the age of 16. He usually left the choice between two types of unbreakable glasses: the cured organic glass and polycarbonate .Polycarbonate is strong and virtually unbreakable, by against these lenses scratch easily and are more expensive. You will need to add anti-glare treatment and anti-scratch, almost indispensable for the use of our little ones.

Choosing the right mount for your child

There are many models, plastic, acetate or metal, of all colors. Whatever the material, they must first be adapted to the child’s morphology and designed to avoid injury in case of impact. Then your child only has to give free rein to his desires.

The frames plastic have the advantage of being lightweight and durable , though many made of metal alloy frames now possess such characteristics. The titanium frames are also hypoallergenic .

For the age group of 0-5 years

It is best to take a mount plastic: This material is hypoallergenic, it ensures a better distribution of weight on the nose, does not deform and does not break. There are one-piece frames, metal free and totally flexible and flexible hinge.

For the age group of 5 to 10 years

For this age group, the spectacle frame should be: robust, practical and aesthetic. Choosing plastic or metal did not really matter, there are many models in both materials. There are also frames acetate equipped with metal hinges. They have flexible leg springs and are therefore theoretically strong enough.

Prefer a generous and comfortable as well as flexible branches

The frame must be sufficiently high (above the eyebrows) so it can not look over. There is indeed a fundamental difference with adults is that children usually use the top of the glass to look up people or objects around.

Glasses for children generally have a style designed for comfort . It is just important to check that they are not too tight at the temples and that they do not slip at the slightest movement . The branches of glasses that come almost to the earlobe are particularly suitable for children full of energy and practicing an activity outside. A priority: the flex branches that can guard against deformation and breakage.

The glasses chosen to be practical , solid and comfortable , we must also consider the child’s tastes (his favorite hero, shapes, colors, …). We must then choose a pair that is consistent with its tastes but be careful, the glasses of Harry Potter or the Barbie glasses do not go to all the children.

You can use the advice morphology , to determine the most suitable form to your child’s face.

Children also love fashion

From 6-7 years, fashion can also be important for your child (or his parents)! ..Surtout If his little classmates wear glasses original, colorful or brand. Every year, fashion eyewear collections and trends for children are becoming more numerous and offer mounts both original and functional . Among the most popular brands déstinées children: Eye DJ, Catimini, Tartine et Chocolat, Imagine yourself, Hello Kitty, Lulu Castagnette, Junior Police, Titeuf, Snoopy. There are also many children who like to have the same style of glasses as their parents.All articles on the fashion glasses are here.

Children can he wear contact lenses?

Yes, but do not forget the lens port is a medical procedure . Children young (before age 7) can wear lenses if they can not wear glasses, in case of high hyperopia, of progressive myopia, strabismus or other pathologies.

After 7 years, it is often the aesthetics motivates wearing lenses, some children have difficulty with wearing glasses.

Helping your child to accept his glasses

My child does not wear his new glasses? Indeed, it is sometimes a difficult step for children, here are some tips to help him accept his glasses:

Valuing the people you know or not and who wear glasses.

  • Put a few pictures of him with his glasses in the living room anddo not tell him to take off his glasses when shooting.
  • Involve glasses to some of your values or the values of your children, citing for examplethe qualities of his favorite hero and who wear glasses.
  • Loving glasses of your child! it may seem obvious but if you do not like the glasses he wears, he does not love them!

Key points:

  • Thesecurity is the most important criteria: strength of the frames and lenses. Do not skimp on the price of glasses.
  • In practice, we mustask the child during the fitting and well make sure the glasses are positioned correctly on the nose of the child, they do not shake the temples.
  • The frame must alwaysmatch the morphology of the child’s face and be high enough that he can not look underneath or above the glasses.
    • The scratch-resistant glasses are not infallible . If scratches appear, change lenses quickly as they can impair vision of the child.