Giving children perfect vision
Children’s glasses have to meet demanding standards
Children’s glasses have to be tough and withstand activities such as sports, school, and playtime. A child’s glasses should be unbreakable, flexible and as lightweight as possible.
Nowadays this is no longer a problem. A vast array of fashionable frames are available and the days when lenses had to be as thick as armoured glass are long gone. When looking for the perfect model, there are a few things you should look out for. A reliable pair of glasses is especially indispensible for fun, games and sports.
What’s true for adults applies to children quite naturally: A pair of glasses has to fully compensate for vision problems. This ensures that children will be able to go through their young lives with perfectly clear sight and understanding. Playing and sports demand that your child has a pair of excellent glasses. Adolescents are still developing their coordinative and motor skills. That’s why it is even more important that children with vision challenges wear glasses that give them 20/20 vision.
The ability of these youngsters to judge the distance and impact of barriers or moving objects properly depends on it.
However, it does not stop there. When reading a book or the black board in school, when playing with others or studying on the computer; even while watching television – the eyes of children have to work overtime. Children who have to manoeuvre through traffic absolutely need good glasses. Make sure your child’s vision aid meets all of the following requirements and always remember – your child’s eyes are precious:
- Highly break resistant
- Reliable scratch resistance
- Full anti-reflective coating
- Clean Coat to ensure clear vision around the clock and easy cleaning
- Perfect fit
- Optimum functions
Tip: Especially now that school has started again – and this is not only good advice for parents of first grade students – we recommend: Have your child’s eyes examined. Vision checks can be performed by an optometrist. It might be a good idea to ask your insurance provider whether coverage for your child’s glasses is provided. A vision test does not take a lot of time and getting one will ensure that your child will begin the new school year without being held back by impaired vision while trying to read what is written on the board or in books.
Research has shown: The sooner a child gets to experience its world through quality lenses and brand name glasses, the better its vision will develop as the years progress. Fortunately, children these days will no longer encounter problems if they wear glasses.
Thanks to the heroes in recent novels, most of them will be glad to enjoy improved vision, even if they wear children’s glasses. Another important factor: Spending time outside is beneficial for a child’s eyes. According to Australian researchers, two to three hours spent in the natural light a day lowers the risk of a further decline of a child’s vision.
Frames made of flexible lightweight metals are particularly well suited for children. The lenses should be made from lightweight plastic material, which greatly reduce the risk of injury. It is the responsibility of your optometrist to ensure that your child’s glasses fit perfectly. Glasses should neither be too tight nor too loose on the head and they should definitely never put pressure on the ear lobes.
Tip: Make sure you see an optometrist who will issue a child’s service passport. This will ensure that the expert will be at your side even after the glasses have been purchased.
Periodic complimentary services that should be included in your child’s service passport coverage are:
- Periodic spectacle inspections
- Spectacle adjustments
- Ultrasound spectacle cleaning