Different Types of Glasses For Children and Kids

idooptical on May 12, 2023


The selection of choosing eyeglasses for your child has become a difficult process with a diverse range of prescription glasses which are available online, coming with affordable and cheap price tags. Of course, when selecting the proper eyeglasses, the major concern should be safety. Children are prone to accidents, both at play and at sports activities. Even children with contact lenses require additional protection while participating in sports activities.

Purchasing prescription glasses with polycarbonate lenses is often the best way to ensure safety for your child’s eye. These polycarbonate lenses are more durable than normal lenses and are also very lightweight. As they have the best impact resistance of any lens material, they are practically shatter proof. These features are possible because these lenses are made of materials which are almost similar to the material of “bulletproof glass”. These prescription glasses also have built-in ultraviolet protection which protects the eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.

The shatter proof nature of the lenses protects a child’s eyes from pieces of flying glasses or plastics when they are hit by a ball or bat. That’s why polycarbonate lenses have become the preferred choice of many doctors when they suggest prescription glasses for children.

A scratch resistant coating is usually present in the lenses, to keep the vision clear as long as possible. Though there is no guarantee of the “scratch proof” property, a front and back “clear, hard coating” does make the lenses more resistant to scratching.

One must also choose a safety frame to hold the polycarbonate lenses. Safety sports frames are designed in such a way that they hold up to high impact from fast-moving balls or heavy racquets. These frames can be purchased online at various sites dealing with both designer and cheap prescription glasses.

One should not expect a child to grow into a specific pair of glasses. It is obvious that as he or she grows, the cheeks and nose will attain prominence and shape. If your child is still wearing glasses which are a little too big then it may lead to inadequate vision, discomfort, and the frame may slide down the nose. By the time the child grows into the frame, the frame will not fit any longer due to change in the facial features.