What do kids think about when choosing glasses?

Posted by Olga Savitska on

Children care about the style of eyeglass frames they wear, as they want to feel comfortable and confident in their glasses. They may not express this directly to you - instead you will just hear complaints about glasses they don't like such as "not cool", "they don't feel good", or just simply "I don't like them".

It's up to you as a parent (along with your Optometrist and Optician) to help your child find glasses that they will want to wear. Their performance in school and increased confidence will thank you!

Here are some factors that children (subconsciously) consider when choosing the style of their eyeglass frames:

  1. Colour: Children may prefer frames in bright or bold colours, or frames with patterns or designs that reflect their personal style.

  2. Shape: The shape of the frames can also be important to children. Some children may prefer round frames, while others may prefer more angular or rectangular frames.

  3. Material: The material of the frames can also influence a child's choice. Some children may prefer frames made of lightweight plastic, while others may prefer the look and feel of metal or titanium frames.

  4. Branding: Children may also be drawn to certain brands or characters that they associate with their favorite TV shows or movies.

  5. Comfort: Comfort is also an important consideration for children. Frames that fit well and feel comfortable can help children feel more confident and happy wearing their glasses.

When shopping for eyeglass frames for your child, it can be helpful to involve them in the process and let them express their preferences. By working together to find frames that your child feels comfortable and confident in, you can help ensure that they are more likely to wear their glasses regularly and consistently, which can ultimately lead to better vision and eye health.

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