Choosing eyeglasses for children and adolescents?

Parents need to make a number of decisions when selecting eyeglasses for their children. How can you choose the right frames? What kind of lenses are best?
Compared to adults, children have flatter noses and glasses might not rest as easily on the nose as they are supposed to. This is why when choosing eyeglasses you need to make sure that the frames fit snugly and feel comfortable. It is especially important that the arms you select actually fit the child – they should be a perfect fit and not feel too tight, as they will then start pressing into the sides. Frames should not be too wide either, as that might cause the glasses to slip down. 

Arm length is definitely one of the key elements in making sure the glasses stay on. Although arms can be bent to fit better behind the ears to some extent, you need to check whether doing that is an option during the selection process.

Do not be afraid to ask the service personnel for advice. They will gladly help you pick out the correct, best-fitting frames that will stay in place and feel comfortable whenever you wear them.

It does not matter whether the glasses are for a child or teenager who wears glasses all the time or just for certain activities – most children are interested in how they look with their glasses on. Children should not be pressured into buying the kind of frames they dislike because that can lead to a situation where newly bought glasses will never be worn at all.

Children’s eyeglass frames are made of plastic or metal. Different frame materials have different advantages – some are more flexible or more stiff and durable, while others can feel warmer or lighter. You should pay extra attention to this if your child experiences allergies (especially if they are allergic to nickel). In that case, opt for plastic or titanium frames to avoid possible complications when wearing glasses. Because our primary concern is to make sure children are happy to wear glasses in order to correct their visual acuity and guarantee better eyesight, there is a wide selection of nice-looking frames available for children.

An overview of all the lenses recommended by Pro Optika

  1. Single vision lenses with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coating have the same corrective power over the entire area of the lens. Monofocal or single vision lenses are the most easily constructed optical lenses with the same corrective power throughout the lens; they are used to improve visual acuity in one particular field, helping you with either short- or farsightedness. The cost of a pair of eyeglass lenses is €49, but you can get them for free until the end of September if you buy your glasses from Pro Optika.
  2. Trivex lenses
    Trivex 1.53 PHD is an impact-resistant plastic that is perfect for children as it does not break, making it safer and more comfortable to wear. It is especially suitable for children and people who require impact-resistant lenses. In terms of optical properties, Trivex lenses are of better quality than polycarbonate lenses (the first available option on the impact-resistant lenses market). Elsewhere in the world, Trivex glasses are considered safe and suitable for protecting eyes and guaranteeing safety from breaking.
  3. We recommend UV410 BlueCut lenses for the safe use of smartphones, tablets and other digital devices. This material shields your eyes from the blue light emitted by digital devices, helping prevent retinal damage. It filters out some of the blue light and, in doing so, helps reduce eye strain and improve contrast sensitivity to make your eyes feel less tired. BlueCut lenses keep your eyes healthy and help reduce premature aging of the eyes.
  4. Nulux Active modern lenses for correcting short-sightedness reduce eye fatigue during close-up-work, while also guaranteeing excellent visual sharpness when looking at distant objects. The transition between different levels of strength is very smooth. These type of lenses are primarily designed for 20-year-olds whose eyes tire quickly from constantly engaging in close-up work like studying, reading or working with computers.

If children or adolescents require stronger glasses, we recommend ordering thinned out glasses, if possible. The result will look better and more aesthetic, so that children will be happy to wear glasses.