The arrival of September marks the beginning of a new school year. If you have children, you are probably spending these days running lots of errands and shopping everything they need to go back to school. You have to collect the books, as well as buying new material, clothes and shoes to renew the closet. But there is something much more important: visual health. Are you looking for children's glasses? We tell you how to choose the most appropriate ones!
According to the experts, it is recommended to get your eyes checked for the first time at the age of 3. From this age, sight tests must be done on an annual basis to control and prevent possible pathologies that may occur over time.
Choosing the right glasses for your little ones is essential, since it helps their learning and enables their healthy growth. For this reason, at Eyewear Concept we have gathered a guide with some of our favourite kids glasses which are available on our website. Keep reading and discover the most fun frames for back-to-school. Your kids will be looking forward to wearing them!
Tips for choosing children’s glasses
The frame must fit the shape and features of their face. It is essential that the nose bridge doesn’t move so that it doesn’t cause chafing and that the glasses don’t rest on the cheekbones or on the forehead. In addition, they have to cover the eye well, do not exceed the eyebrow and lean comfortably on the nose so that the weight of the glasses is distributed evenly and no marks appear due to pressure.
Years ago, the material preferred by manufacturers for designing kids’ glasses was plastic. Nowadays, it continues to be a popular material, but there are other more innovative options such as silicone or acetate frames. Whatever material you choose, the most important thing is that the glasses are light, resistant and flexible. For the little ones, the silicone frames are a safe bet, because if they fall, they will not end up breaking into pieces.
For kids that are over five years old, experts recommend acetate frames, because as well as being a material that is resistant to falls, it is hypoallergenic, moldable and extremely light.
The shape and the size of the glasses are other aspects to consider. There are hundreds of different models available in the market: large, small, round-shaped, square-shaped, etc. The size you choose will depend on the distance between the eyes of your child. Also, it is essential that the glasses fit the shape and size of their face proportionally. Buying large glasses with the idea of using them for a longer time is a big mistake, since this will negatively affect your little one’s vision.
Make sure that the lenses are scratch resistant and anti-reflective, since these characteristics will help extend the duration of the glasses. Anti-reflective lenses help improve vision and keep the eyes hydrated. And if your children practice some sport or activity outdoors, make sure that the glasses have UV protection.
Why don’t you let them choose the glasses they like the most? After all, it is them who are going to wear them almost all day, so they have to feel comfortable and confident. If you don’t take their opinion into account, they will see it as an obligation and surely won’t want to use glasses. Luckily, today there is a wide range of designs to suit all tastes.
At our online store you will find hundreds of different glasses for kids with different colours and patterns so that your children are always up-to-date with the latest trends.
Without a doubt, one of the most important factors to consider. Children's glasses should be as rigid as possible so that your kids feel comfortable wearing them. Make sure they fit perfectly with the shape of their face and don’t leave marks caused by the pressure of the nose bridge or the rods. To ensure maximum comfort, there are flexible and adjustable rods. You can also place ribbons on the sideburns so that your little one can play without worrying about their glasses falling to the floor.
At Eyewear Concept we know that visual health is the most important thing and that's why we only trust the best brands in the market. All models available on our website are from internationally recognized brands that meet the highest quality standards.
Which is your favorite model? Whatever your choice is, what is clear is that this course your little ones will catch all eyes! If you need advice to choose the most appropriate kids’ glasses, we will be more than happy to help you. Get in touch with us and we will answer all your questions.