<h1>Buying Tips for Parents</h1>
The Children’s Optical staff are trained to help parents select eyeglasses for their child based on prescription, range of activities, face shape and style preference among other considerations. Still, we feel it’s important for the parent to be acquainted with a few of these selection factors.
If the prescription calls for strong lenses that are likely to be thick, it is important to keep the frames as small as possible to reduce the final lens thickness.
Metal or Plastic?
In the past, plastic frames were a better choice for children because they were considered more durable, less likely to be bent or broken, lighter in weight and less expensive. But now, manufacturers are making metal frames that incorporate these features as well. Metal composition varies, so ask the optician which one is best for your child, based on experience with different alloys.
We carry the most popular kids’ brands and stock the latest styles. Bear in mind that getting your child to actually wear the glasses often makes “fashion” a big factor.