For many adults, finding the right pair of eyeglasses is as simple as visiting an optometrist to make sure you have the right prescription and picking out frames that match your sense of style. However, vision problems don’t just affect adults; one in four U.S. children has a vision problem that could interfere with learning and behavior. For kids, having the right contacts or glasses can be incredibly beneficial to their daily life, from school to home and more. Here are a few tips to help you and your kids find the right eye care and eyewear for them.
- Vision testing: As your child grows and develops, their vision will likely change, meaning their prescription might need to be updated more frequently than your own. Make sure you schedule regular visits to your optometrist to get your kids’ vision tested. This will guarantee their corrective eyewear will be helping as much as possible.
- Contacts vs. glasses: The decision between glasses and contacts will depend on several factors, and it’s possible that only one option will be available for your child. Depending on your child’s age, activity levels, and ability to put contacts in, you may be limited in your choices. Make sure that if your child is interested in contacts that you talk to your optometrist about whether it’s an option for them.
- Frames options: Your kid might want to pick out the brightest and most colorful frames available, but it’s important to make sure that they’re still a valid option. Does your child play sports, or will your child need to wear their glasses at other times that might require them to have special considerations? Make sure that your child’s tastes are listened to, but also that the frames that get picked can withstand the activities in your child’s life.
Need to find new frames or glasses for you or your child? Optyx has a wide variety of brand name frames to give you or your child a greater degree of choice over what sort of eyewear you select. Contact Optyx today to schedule your visit with an optometrist or to see what sorts of frames are available for you.