Shopping tips for children’s glasses

Children are fickle beasts. Take meal time, for example. One day, they love pizza. They adore pizza. They sing and smile about pizza while eating it by the fist full. Pizza is definitely a winner. Then, towards the end of the week, the exact same pizza is put in front of them and you’d think world war three had been announced. The tears. The anger. The inconsolable anguish. So, what changed? The answer is nothing. Bringing up a child is like bringing up a small drunk psychopath. Good luck second guessing them. However, second guess them we must when it comes to eye glasses. Vision is important. Kids who can’t see clearly can’t learn clearly. And that can affect mood, outlook, self-confidence, and … yeah, it’s not a great list of outcomes. That’s why getting the choice of frames right is key. And we think we’ve cracked it. You need lighter frames.

Children and lighter frames

Even in adults, lighter frames are nowhere near as noticeable as bulkier chunky frames. Ultimately, lighter frames present less of a fashion statement. They become more of a tool for seeing and reading rather than being seen as a daily demand or rule (which is how some children towards the more precocious end of the personality scale – which is to say, all of them – will view the repeated instruction to wear their glasses). Lighter frames are also more likely to be forgotten when in use. As opposed to much larger frames that will present an opportunity for children to fiddle, lighter frames are sort of set-and-forget technology, delicately perched on the nose and largely forgotten about throughout the day.

Light frames are harder to break when you think about it

This takes a leap of imagination, but picture the scene if you will. Two children drop their glasses onto the hard surface of a school hall or playground. Another child running by absentmindedly kicks the glasses as they hit the floor, propelling them across the ground and into a brick wall. Now. Which of a thick pair of glasses and lighter frames do you imagine will stand more chance of breaking? Bingo. The heavier frames will break, the lighter frames will bounce and survive. Children are walking disaster zones. Glasses will be dropped. Glasses will be kicked. Glasses will be lucky to survive the whole school year. Choose light frames and save money on replacements.

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