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HOW TO CHOOSE THE FIRST GLASSES FOR CHILDREN

If you have detected that your child has vision problems, one of the most important factors, to stop visual health problems from developing, and finding an adequate solution, as soon as possible, is in correctly choosing the first glasses for children.

If this is the first time your child wears glasses, choosing the first children’s glasses can lead to a world of doubt. What material should you choose? What is the appropriate size? How can I know that they are going to be comfortable?

Let us tell you some little tricks to keep in mind, when choosing the first glasses for your child.

Back to school, does your child need glasses?

After the holiday break, the children return to classes. In order for them to perform at their best, they must have all their capabilities at 100%. One of the most important factors is correct vision, but how can we detect vision problems in children?

Children that need glasses tend to follow these behavior patterns:

  • They sit very close to the television
  • They complain about headaches and strained eyes
  • They write with their face close to the paper
  • They squint their eyes to focus on distant objects
  • They lose interest in reading and studying

If you believe your child needs glasses, the best thing to do, is to visit a specialist to review your child’s vision in detail.

Does your child need prescription glasses? It is completely normal for us to have doubts when choosing the most adequate solution for a child to use.

Aspects to keep in mind when buying prescription glasses for children

Before choosing glasses for your child, you should take the following factors into account:

  • Adequate size, proportional to the child's facial features. You should take into account that they must not be too big or too small. To know that the frame we have chosen should not go beyond the eyebrows, or rest on the cheeks. Another factor to be kept in mind, is the size of the eyes and the distance between them.
  • The frame material. Taking into account that they are glasses for a child, that is in constant movement throughout the day, and the child’s age, it is recommended that they be tough and have shock resistant lenses.
  • The frame bridge must rest well on the nose.
  • The frame bridge must rest well on the nose.
  • The child must like them, so he/she does not reject wearing them.
  • The lens must cover the entire eye well, and have an anti-scratch and anti-reflective treatment.