How to Get the Perfect Pair
As the summer closes, it's time to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. For many parents, this includes picking out the perfect pair of glasses for their child. If your child requires a new pair of glasses, here are a few tips from a pediatric eye doctor (optometrist) at Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton, CT, to help you choose the perfect pair.
If your child is active, you'll want to make sure you choose a pair of glasses that can keep up. Look for frames made from durable materials and have shatter-resistant lenses.
If your child spends a lot of time outdoors, you may consider investing in a pair of sunglasses. Kids' glasses can provide close to 100% UV protection to protect your child's eyes from the sun's harmful rays.
If your child is a bit more laid-back, you have a little more leeway when choosing frames. But, again, any style will work as long as your child is comfortable with them.
The appearance of kids' glasses can affect the shape of your child's face. For example, if your child has a round face, you'll avoid choosing frames that are also round. This shape will only accentuate the roundness of their face. Instead, opt for more angular frames to balance their features.
If your child has an oval-shaped face, they're lucky because this shape is considered the ideal face shape. This means almost any style of frames will look good on them.
If your child has a square face, you'll want to avoid choosing frames that are also square. Instead, look for softer, more rounded frames to help soften the angles of their face.
You'll want to avoid smaller frames if your child has a heart-shaped face. Instead, look for frames with wider bottoms to help balance out the narrower top half of their face.
Book an Appointment with a Pediatric Eye Doctor Today
But, of course, the best way to find the perfect pair of glasses is to bring your child in for an eye exam. An optometrist at Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton, CT, will help you choose the perfect pair of glasses for your child's individual needs. So, visit us online or give us a call at (860) 669-2020 to schedule an appointment today!