Eye See You: 3 Ways to Pick the Perfect Glasses for Your Child

pediatric eye careThere’s no denying that a child wearing eyeglasses is beyond adorable. However, if you are the parent of said eyeglass wearer, that adorableness can quickly turn into what seems like a full-time job. If you have a little one who has to wear glasses, make sure that they are lightweight, that they fit well, and that they are comfortable. Read on to learn more.

Lightweight: You’ve likely worn glasses, whether they be prescription or sunglasses, that give you a headache because the frames are too heavy on your head and ears. If you are a child, the last thing you will want is to feel physically uncomfortable all day long. That’s why it’s important to look for glasses that are lightweight. Specifically look for glasses that are made from a lightweight plastic that is made specifically for children.

Perfect Fit: Let’s face it, your child is not going to want to sport a pair of designer glasses around the schoolyard. In fact, they likely will not even care what brand of glasses they are going to be sporting anyway. However, because children like to run around, jump on things, and play, it’s going to be important to ensure that their glasses fit properly so that they don’t fall off their face. Luckily, Dr. STeve Thom can introduce you to some glasses that wrap around your child’s head to ensure that they stay on them throughout the day— from jumping on the trampoline to hanging upside down on the monkey bars.

Comfortable: Getting used to wearing a prescription glasses can make both children and adults uncomfortable. Not only can certain types of prescriptions give you headaches and make you feel dizzy, but the frames themselves can sometimes be uncomfortable. Make sure that your child tries on their glasses before you take them home in order to make sure they are as comfortable as possible.

To learn more about picking the perfect pair of glasses for your child or to schedule an eye appointment, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office today!

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