Are New Glasses on Your Child's Back-to-School List?
Children can be tough on their glasses, but there are many easy and smart ways to make your purchase last longer. Below are Eye Care Hawaii's top 5 recommendations to make the most of your child's frame and keep them seeing clearly:
- Proper Fit Children can easily drop their glasses while playing, so finding the proper fit to prevent the frames from slipping and falling is important. It's best to have an optician adjust the temples and nose pads to ensure a snug and proper fit.
- Spring Hinges A nice feature to look for is temples with spring hinges. These special hinges allow the temples to flex outward away from the face without causing any damage or breaking; it's great for kids on the move!
- Lens Material The lens is the most important concept when purchasing a pair of glasses for a child. As opposed to material like glass which can break and shatter, a polycarbonate lens is impact resistant and has built in UV ray protection.
- Warranties Consider purchasing an extra warranty, especially if your child is a toddler or a first-time wearer. Eye Care Hawaii offers warranties with an unlimited amount replacement lenses for a year!
- Backup Pair If your child has a strong prescription and needs to wear glasses daily, purchasing a "Backup Pair" of glasses is always a good idea in case of lost or broken frames. Eye Care Hawaii offers 25% off the second pair of frames purchased, making it easier to have a the peace of mind of a Backup Pair.