Back To School Glasses With Our Optometrist in Manchester
Picking back to school glasses for kids can be a challenge. Not only do they have to fit well, but your student’s frames should allow them to feel stylish and fashionable. At Prudhomme Vision, we carry a wide variety of frames to choose from, giving you the opportunity to pick the right frame for your child’s attitude and lifestyle. The best way to decide on the right pair of eyeglasses is to take five different details into consideration:
Size of Frame
It might seem obvious, but children with smaller heads will need smaller eyeglass frames. This is also true for kids with larger heads. In most cases, a pair of child’s eyeglasses can fit a kid anywhere from four to ten years old. Trying on is the way to make sure.
Materials for Glasses
The strongest and most reliable material for kids’ glasses is acetate. Look for spring hinges to help with the fit and make them last longer.
The most popular frames for kids today are those that shrink down popular adult styles. Let your child experiment with styles and colors until she finds the pair that makes her feel confident and stylish for back to school.
Type of Lenses
We recommend polycarbonate lenses for most children’s glasses. It’s up to 12 times more impact-resistant than traditional plastic lenses, making them the most durable type of lens for active children. Lenses that protect your child’s eyes from blue light is an increasingly important detail, with kids spending more and more time with computers each day.
Lens coatings to protect the life of the glasses, as well as your child’s eyes, are key. Look for anti-scratch, anti-glare, and UV protectant coatings.
Contact Our Manchester Office to Schedule an Appointment Today
Choosing the right back to school eyeglasses always begins with a comprehensive eye examination. It’s always a good idea to make an appointment during these busy first few weeks of the school year. Give us a call at (860) 644-3364 and we’ll schedule an appointment today.