How To Select Glasses For Kids


For the vast majority of parents, the most important thing for children to wear glasses is to ensure the accuracy of optometry. As long as the optometry is accurate, then the problem will not be extensive.
The accuracy of optometry is crucial, but the choice of lenses and frames after optometry also cannot be ignored.
A suitable pair of glasses should = correct optometry parameters + right glasses.
The appropriate glasses include lenses suitable for children and frames exclusively for children.

Compared with lenses, there are many precautions for choosing a frame for a child. So what should be considered from which point to select a frame that suits the child?

1. Frame size

First of all, children's eyes are still in the process of development. Therefore, we must ensure that they have good vision and that their visual function, especially eye movement, is not restricted.
If the frame is too small, it will obstruct the edge line of sight, resulting in a dead angle and affecting the field of vision.
However, if the frame is too large, it will cause poor fit, uneven wearing, and easy to slip off. In addition, a large frame size will also affect the processing shift of the lens.

Therefore, we should select the children glasses frames that fit their face size as soon as possible. Meanwhile, eyeglasses can ensure the width of eyeball vision.

2. The length of the temples

 The temple hangs over the ears can ensure the stability of the eyeglasses frame and share the overall weight of eyeglasses, which determines the length of temples. If the temples are so short, your face will feel uncomfortable.
If the temples are too long, it will lead to uneven wearing of the frame, which will affect the comfort and the adjustment effect of the glasses.
Therefore, when choosing a frame, you must ensure that the bending point of the temple can fit the end on the ear to ensure that the frame fits properly to prevent discomfort and pain after wearing it for a long time. At the same time, it is used as the joint between the temple and the frame. It is best to use an innerspring hinge, which has a certain degree of flexibility and can be extended, and it is not easy to be broken by children.

3. Nose pads and bridge

The faces of children and adolescents are still developing. The most easily seen are children with "flat noses. " It is because their nose bridges and nose peaks have not stiffened, which leads to wearing ordinary frames may not in the proper position due to discomforts such as the expansion of the nose pad, the supporting part, and the adjustment angle.
It will always cause the entire frame to slide down, cause problems with wearing comfort, and even cause the optical center always to be lower than the pupil, which seriously affects the correction effect and function of the prevention and control lens.
In addition, if the nose can not hold the wide nose pads, the lens will stick to the face, causing the lens eye distance not to meet the wearing requirements;

 If the child has long eyelashes or a fat face, it will rub against the inner surface of the lens, causing scratches or oil pollution on the lens, which will affect the clarity of vision.
Therefore, when parents choose the frames for kids, they must pay attention to the position of the nose pad and whether the eyeglasses frame will slide or shift after wearing it, especially after increasing the weight. Try to choose a frame that fits better or replace the nose pads for your child to try on.

 4. Frame material

Combining the demand information of the above frame, it is not difficult to see that lightness, comfort, and safety are the key points when choosing best glasses for kids. Therefore, in terms of the material of the frame, we also need to avoid too heavy glasses are easy to cause pressure on the child to wear, and too cumbersome, and not enough Safe materials are neglected entirely. Metal frames are not our first choice.
Materials such as TR90 and silicone on the market are more suitable for children because of their comfort, hypoallergenic, portability, and impact resistance.

 5. Color and style

If it is said that the details mentioned above, such as the size of the eyeglasses frame, need parents to help the child control, then please let the parent leave the color and style to the child. Although the glasses are worn on their faces, others will see more time than them. Many, but this is, after all, children's decorations, and what they like is the most important thing.

There is a reason why some children are resistant to glasses. The most fundamental problem is that parents did not let them choose the frames they like.
Therefore, as parents, we need to work with optometrists or optician consultants to help children choose a few frames that can ensure their comfort. The final choice, please let go. After all, what you like may not be Children like it too.
After reading the above content, if you are not at ease to help your child choose the frame, leave the professional work to a skilled person!
Or you can consult an optometrist and recommend several brands of professional kids spectacle frames for you to choose from. It will help you solve 80% of your problems.
Of course, there is also a kind of glasses frame that can customize through 3D printing by scanning facial features. As long as you choose the existing template style, you can customize glasses that closely match the child's facial parameters. The length of the temples is more suitable, the size of the frame is more appropriate, and the nose pads can also be selected and adjusted in height.
In short, the best combination of various parameters makes the lens eye distance, interpupillary distance, and the comfort of wearing glasses better guaranteed, and it may not be a new choice.