Coming to the eye care center to pick eyewear for your child is a different experience from getting a pair for yourself. Kids usually have different needs, and you have to consider those things to ensure they’re comfortable wearing eyeglasses.
Plastic and metal are two of the most common frame materials used in children’s eyewear. Between the two, however, plastic is usually considered better because it’s lightweight and durable. These are two qualities that could be advantageous, especially while playing.
If you’re interested in metal frames, you should check the metal composition. Opt for hypoallergenic products, especially if your child is sensitive to certain materials.
Your eye doctor will tell you the kind of lenses your child needs. If strong lenses are required, these are likely thick and a bit heavy on the face. Ask your doctor if there are thinner versions that you can purchase so your child would be more comfortable wearing them. If your child expresses an interest in wearing contact lenses, consult with your doctor first. Know the benefits and risks.
A common problem with plastic frames is that they slide down from the child’s nose. Metal frames, on the other hand, have adjustable nose pads, allowing a better fit on your child’s nose bridge. Additionally, if you want to secure the eyeglasses in place, you can have an elastic strap attached to the frame and have it go around the head.
Guilford Eye Center provides superior eye care services. Call us at (336) 387-6777, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in High Point, NC, and the surrounding areas.