Many parents are already looking towards back to school: what their child should bring for lunches, what supplies they need, and–most importantly–what items (like glasses) they need to succeed in September. For children with poor eyesight, a pair of glasses with an up-to-date prescription is a must-have. Here are a few things every parent and guardian should know about children and their glasses before they return to school.
When To Schedule Eye Exams For Children
For most adults, eye exams should be scheduled about once every two to three years to assure that their prescription is up to date. Children, however, their bodies and eyes are very quickly developing so they need more frequent eye exams. Eye exams for children under the age of 20 (regardless of if they already wear glasses or not) should be performed once every year by a licensed optometrist.
How To Choose The Right Glasses For Your Child
When it comes to children and their needs, glasses are not all one size fits all. There are several options for frames, lenses, and tints that can benefit each child uniquely. The right pair of glasses for children will include proper fitting on the child’s face, lens coatings that benefit the child such as anti-static or scratch-resistant, and a frame style that allows the child to feel comfortable and confident.
Tips For Going Back To School In Glasses
Whether this is your child’s first year wearing glasses to school or they’ve been wearing glasses for years, brushing up on some common back-to-school glasses tips never hurt! Some very simple tips for children wearing glasses include: storing glasses safely in the case when not wearing them, keeping glasses clean and free of obstruction at all times, and removing glasses when playing on the playground or any physical activities.
Back To School Promotions
When it’s time to go back to school, it’s most likely time to update your child’s glasses frames. If you’re in the market for new glasses for your children, look no further than Hakim Optical. We offer two pairs of children’s glasses starting at just $98.00 CAD, including scratch-resistant lenses and a one-year frame warranty!
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