When it comes to selecting frames for your child, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Safety and durability are key factors, but it is also important to involve them in the process of choosing their frames. If they’re happy with the selection, then they’re more likely to want to wear them.
With advances in technology, there are now more choices in children’s eyewear than ever before. Thinner, stronger and more flexible materials – such as titanium and stainless steel – are now available, enabling you to feel more at ease about your investment in your children’s eyewear. Spring hinges are also ideal for children as they can be bent backward and forward without breaking or contributing to loosening glasses over time.
The safest lens material for children is polycarbonate. It is approximately 10 times more shatter-resistant than standard plastic lenses. Polycarbonate also provides inherent UV protection.
Children’s eyewear ranges are continuously expanding, so there is no shortage of choice. Styling is increasingly influenced by detailing found in men’s and women’s ranges simply because children aspire to wear the same look as their mum or dad.