When it comes to your kids, nothing is more important than their safety. Kids’ eyewear has come a long way, and now shopping for a pair of glasses is more complicated than ever. We’ve broken down the 7 factors you need to keep in mind while shopping for your kid’s glasses and sunglasses. These features help your kids see better and stay safe. Learn more about how you can protect your kid’s eyes with a pair of performance glasses.
TIPS FOR BUYING KIDS’ GLASSES
Every year, thousands of kids sustain eye injuries from accidents at home or at play. And when they’re playing sports, their rough and tumble can lead to injuries nobody wants. Glasses help kids see better but also prevent irritants from getting into their eyes. However, if glasses are not shatterproof, all that protection can amount to nothing. Shards getting into their eyes is an absolute no.
Dust and dirt in the air can scratch lenses without anyone noticing. Scratched lenses can impede their vision because of refracted light which can even cause headaches. Also, when they wear scratched glasses for extended periods of time that can cause eye strain. A scratch-resistant coating is a great feature for giving your kids the best vision at all times.
Rubberized nose pads and temples are another must-have feature for kids’ glasses. The rubberized material helps the frame stay on their faces even as they work up a sweat, and helps the frame sit comfortably for all-day wear.
Some glasses are designed with an integrated goggles strap system. It’s the no-compromise setup for young athletes with the added value of turning into an everyday pair of glasses when it’s time to retire from the field or the court. Wiley X’s entire Youth Force Collection features this incredible utility and is our brand of choice for kids’ sport eyewear any day of the week.
There are two types of UV rays that can causes eye problems. UVA can cause damage on the back of the eyes and UVB can penetrate even deeper. If your kids are outside for any period of time without proper eye protection, UVB rays can cause corneal sunburn–temporary lose of vision and physical pain. Children’s eyes are exposed to 3 times more UV than adult’s. Look for glasses that block 100% of UVA & UVB light. Yes, even clear lenses can block ultraviolet light.
Who doesn’t like stylish glasses in a variety colors? Let your kids have fun exploring styles of their own.
When your kids need corrective eyewear so they can enjoy what they love, the best glasses have to be able to hold your child’s prescription. At SportRx, you’ll find that every order is handled by a trained optician who wants to get your young athlete seeing better as soon as possible. Contact Us, and you’ll be put in touch with one of our in-house opticians who can answer all your questions and help you complete your order. Watch your kids give their all with the peace of mind knowing they’re wearing the best kids’ glasses.