Optic Topic

Child wearing glasses

Optic Topic by Steven A. Queenan at Regional Eye Optical – Week of March 28, 2021

When it comes to choosing eyeglass frames for children, allowing kids to be part of the selection process can help encourage them to wear their glasses as often as their parents and teachers would like them to. Given the choice, many kids want to wear glasses that look just like the ones they see on older kids, their parents, and celebrities.

Fortunately, eyeglass designers and manufacturers have taken many eyeglass frame designs and scaled them down for children. Aside from looks, parents will want features that help preserve their investment, including spring hinges, strong and flexible frame materials, and impact-resistant polycarbonate or Trivex lenses. Anti-scratch lens coatings are also recommended when warranted.

Photochromic lenses made of impact-resistant polycarbonate darken automatically in sunlight, making them an excellent choice for children who spend much of the time playing outdoors.

The options in children’s eyewear have progressed rapidly. Proper frame fit is especially important for kids with specialty prescriptions and for kids with lazy eye (amblyopia).

At REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL, we carry hundreds of designer frames in different styles, colors, and sizes. We are located just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, SE in Hutchinson, MN. Our business hours are:

Mon. & Thurs. 8:00am – 7:30pm
Tues. & Wed. 8:00am – 5:30pm
Fri. 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sat. Closed