Choosing Glasses for Kids

When you hear the words, “your child needs glasses” a lot of thoughts can go through your head. Will my child wear the glasses? Are children’s glasses affordable? Will glasses help my child in school? There are a lot of questions, but fortunately there are answers to help ease a parent’s mind.

How do I know if my child needs glasses?

It’s not always easy to know if your child needs glasses or not. You can look for some signs to see if if might be time for your child to see an eye doctor.

Some of the signs that it’s time to get glasses for kids include:

  • Squinting. If you notice your child is squinting a lot, especially when reading, it might be a sign she needs glasses.
  • Tilting the head. Sometimes a child will tilt the head to make up for an eye muscle imbalance.
  • Sitting close to the TV. Sitting close to the television or lowering the head while watching TV is often a sign of nearsightedness.
  • Trouble with reading. If your child is losing her place while reading or losing interest in reading, it could be because she can’t see the words clearly.

These are just some of the signs to look for when wondering if glasses for kids is the next step.

Choosing Frames

Frames and glasses for children are not only functional, but can also be stylish. This is excellent because your child will want to wear her new glasses to school or out to play. When she feels good in what she’s wearing, she’ll want to wear the glasses every day. When you’re younger, the perception among your peers is most important, regardless of the function of the glasses.

Eyeglass frames for kids can be:

  • Tailored to fit your child’s face
  • Chosen in her favorite color
  • Include favorite characters or animal prints

When choosing kids frames for glasses, let your child in on the decision. If she can help choose the frames, she’ll be happier with the glasses.

Kid’s eyeglasses can be a new experience for both mom and the child. Look for some warning signs and then get your child the help she needs to see better.