How to Help Your Child Pick Glasses They Will Wear

The last thing that you want is to have a kid who has a hard time seeing the television or the board at school. If you notice that your child is squinting, complaining of headaches, or rubbing their eyes then its time to take them into our office for an eye exam. During their eye exam, we will do a variety of tåests (similar to an adult eye exam) to gauge their prescription. Then, once we have their prescription, they get to choose glasses. So, how can you help your child pick a pair of glasses that you know they will wear?

  • Let Them Choose: A the end of the day, if your child doesn’t like the look of their glasses, then they aren’t going to wear them. Letting your child pick their glasses is a great way to ensure that they will get excited to put them on every day, but to make sure that they choose a pair that is comfortable as well.
  • Have a Polycarbonate Lens: Kids are hard one everything, including their eyeglasses. Luckily, the majority of children’s’ lenses are made from polycarbonate, which is impact resistant that won’t shatter.
  • Nose Pads: One thing that kids tend to complain about when it comes to their glasses is that they hurt their nose after a little while. Look for eyeglasses that have silicone pads on them so that they are soft on their face.
  • Scratch Resistance: We always encourage our patients to upgrade their child’s lenses to a scratch resistant coating because it will help them last longer and stay more durable.
  • Straps: If you have a kid who is under the age of five, then look for glasses that have straps around the back so that they don’t fall off their head or face.

The last thing you want to do is buy your child glasses that they complain about or that they don’t wear. To schedule your child’s eye exam, contact our Pontiac or Clarkston offices and call us at (248) 334-4931.


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