How to Pick Children's Eyeglasses

Does your child need eyeglasses? Learn all about children's eyeglasses, including frames and lenses, with expert tips on children's vision in this free video series.

Series Summary

Eyeglasses have been around for centuries and were first developed in Italy in 1284. Many people around the world benefit from the invention which allows for vision correction and eye protection. In modern glasses, plastic, polycarbonate or glass lenses are supported by frames made of metal or plastic. All sorts of refractive errors can be corrected in glasses, whether you are near sighted, far sighted or presbyopic, eyeglasses can clear up a persons vision. Not only do eyeglasses help people see, but the ultraviolet protection built into many eyeglass lenses can help prevent macular degeneration and other diseases of the eye.

Many people get their first set of eyeglasses as children. In this free video series, our expert optician will teach you how to pick out children's eyeglasses. You will learn how to find proper fitting glasses and also how to include your child in the selection process. You will also learn about a variety of eyeglass frame types, including full metal frames, plastic frames, and flexible metal frames. Get tips on whether to use plastic or polycarbonate lenses for your child's eyeglasses, and suggestions of possible lens options like anti-reflective coating or transitions lenses. If your child needs glasses or seems to be having vision problems, let our expert teach you everything you need to know about children and eyeglasses.

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