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4 Easy Tips on Buying Your Child’s Eyewear Hero

4 Easy Tips on Buying Your Child’s Eyewear

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Prescription eye glasses usually help deal with refractive errors in children’s vision. Depending on the degree of visual correction, your child will likely be wearing them for most of the day. It can be a bit tricky searching for the right pair of eyeglasses for your child. For this reason, you will need a pair that will be durable enough and something your child is willing to wear.

When Buying Child’s Eyewear

Park Slope Eye, your provider of high-quality eyeglasses and contact lenses in Brooklyn, NY, shares four tips on choosing the right eyewear for your child.

1. Lens thickness. The eyeglass prescription is always the first thing you should look into when choosing your child’s eyewear. Before getting a pair, visit a trusted eye doctor like Park Slope Eye with your child for a comprehensive exam. We will then prescribe the pair that best suits your child.

If the prescription requires stronger lenses, be sure to choose smaller frames to reduce the thickness of the final lens. Additionally, smaller lenses have less higher-order aberrations near the edge, reducing the risk of blurred or distorted peripheral vision.

2. Choose eyeglass frames that are both functional and stylish. The primary use of eyeglasses in Brooklyn, NY, is correcting vision, but this does not mean that your child cannot look fashionable in the process. Most kids get a little teasing the first time they wear a pair, so avoid frames that can do not fit them. At the same time, lead your child away from frames that are objectionable, too costly, or inappropriate.

3. Get a backup pair of eyeglasses. Children can be tough on their eyeglasses, so it is always a good idea to get an extra pair for them. This is essential for children who have a strong prescription and cannot function without wearing them. Be sure to get this additional pair the same time as the primary eyeglasses. If your child has a previous pair that has not changed significantly as the current one, you can keep this in a secure place for use as a spare.

4. Ensure a proper bridge fit. Since children’s noses are not yet fully developed, it may be difficult to choose the frames suitable for them. As your trusted eye doctor in Park Slope, we can help you with this. We offer a large selection of frames that your child will be happy to wear. Our team of opticians also has a vast experience fitting children, ensuring a perfect and comfortable fit.

Turn to Park Slope Eye for stylish and comfortable pediatric eyeglasses. With our selection and team of opticians, we’ll help you choose the right frames for your child. Schedule an appointment online today.


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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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