When your child first learns that he or she has to wear glasses, the reaction might not always be positive. There are some kids who are excited about wearing glasses but others who are reluctant to wear eyeglasses and who are dismayed at the news that they will now need them. Regardless, it is important that you find eyeglasses that your child likes and that your child will actually wear, as a failure to wear the glasses they’ve proscribed can create a number of health problems including worsening vision and frequent headaches.
So, how can you find eyeglasses that are right for your child and that your child will wear when needed? Follow these tips for a good place to start:
- Consult with your child about what he or she wants. These glasses are going to be something that your child has to wear on a regular basis and they should reflect your child’s fashion sense and personality so that your child will be happy to wear them. Of course, you may not want to leave the entire decision to your child, but it is still important that he or she has a say.
- Focus on choosing durability. Children tend to be much more active than most adults, spending time playing or participating in sports or gym classes. If your child has to wear glasses during physical activities of any type, it is very important that you opt for durable glasses that are unlikely to get broken or damaged. This is important not just for the lenses but also for the frames themselves, which should be chosen for an eye towards practicality.
- Set a careful budget. Children tend to have prescriptions that change and fluctuate more than adults do. This means that buying really expensive designer glasses for your child might not be the best bet. While you could always get the prescription lenses changed but keep the frames, kids also have ever-evolving styles and they may get tired of their frames after a while. This means that you should probably consider a reasonably priced but still nice and stylish pair of glasses for your child.
- Consider comfort. You want to make sure that the eyeglasses you purchase for your child are comfortable to wear.