Correct frame fitting is paramount for all spectacle wearers but especially children.
80% of children’s learning is done visually, that is huge!
That being the case, why would you, as a parent or caregiver, invest in a poorly fitted pair of spectacles for your child?!
Size is very important. Glasses must fit well so that they are comfortable and provide clear vision. If uncomfortable, the child may be reluctant to wear spectacles. Children should not be given adult frames to grow into. Every child has a unique face and frames should be chosen to fit appropriately. One size does not fit all. Remember that your child will spend most waking hours wearing his or her glasses. Quality frames will not only hold their shape better and last longer but will be more comfortable for your child. The frame will be adjusted as needed for comfort and alignment on your child’s face.
Here are some guidelines when looking at frames for your child:
My favourite trick is to get the child to jump around after fitting, the frame should stay where it is; there should only be very minimal movement.
No excuses – the best frame fit will give your child the best vision and comfort.
Don’t forget all frames need regular maintenance, especially children who are living life to the fullest! If we can help, on any level, call in and talk to us. We are here to help and having children in the practice is always great!