How to choose kids glasses frames

There is a wide selection of kids’ spectacle frames available on our site. With so many styles to choose from, you are sure to find a pair of kids’ spectacles that both you and your child will enjoy.

Children’s spectacles today are available in a wide variety of styles, from those based on popular characters or childhood icons, such as Harry Potter, SpongeBob, and Barbie, to more sophisticated styles that incorporate comfort and safety features.

Spectacle frames for children

In today’s society, many children wish to wear eyeglasses that look just like those worn by their parents or older siblings.

You will find eyeglasses from Miraflex, TC Charton Kids, Tommy Hilfiger Kids, Koodles, Lilly Pulitzer, Shrek, Juicy Girls, Nine West Kids, and more.

Stylish small rectangular glasses in elongated plastic frames, small oval frames in retro styles, and thin titanium frames are all available for today’s small consumers.

It is also quite common to see pop culture icons and logos on children’s spectacles. Cartoon characters are making their way into eyewear stores with their own line of frames.

Children are attracted to frames “just like Harry Potter’s” because of Harry Potter books and movies, while older children are influenced by trendy brands and logos that they see their sports heroes wearing.

There is no matter what the style or brand, it is important for children to feel they have been a part of the frame selection process. Choosing frames they enjoy will help facilitate their wearing their glasses and taking good care of them.

Safety and durability of kids spectacles

It is common for kids to desire spectacle frames of a specific colour or brand, whereas parents desire frames that will last for a long time.

For greater durability, look for kids’ frames with features such as spring hinges (which allow the frame’s arms to bend far outward without breaking) and flexible frame materials that are resistant to accidents, such as sitting on frames or overbending the arms when taking glasses on and off). Having durability features reduces your expenses over time.

Material such as stainless steel and titanium, which are thin, light, and strong, is becoming increasingly popular for children’s eyewear. Frames made from these durable materials are ideal for children who are very hard on their glasses.

Also, most eyewear manufacturers and optical shops offer extended warranties on children’s spectacles, so you can rest assured that your investment in your children’s spectacles is protected.

Polycarbonate or Trivex lenses are the ideal lenses for children’s glasses. These lightweight and very impact-resistant lenses provide the best combination of comfort and safety.

Trivex lenses can also be coated with extra-durable lens coatings to increase scratch resistance. Similar lens coatings can be applied to polycarbonate lenses for kids.

5 trends in kids eyewear

Before you go shopping for spectacles for your child, you should be aware of five important trends:

  1. The designers have taken design concepts that work for adults and adapted them for children. You should not be surprised if your child wants spectacles that are similar to those you own.

  2. The brand or licensed eyewear lines of Emojii, Star Wars, Peppa Pig, Disney and Marvel Comics are popular among children of all ages, but especially among very young children. In addition to extreme sports (X-Games), basketball (Nike, Converse) and other sports-related lines are very popular among slightly older children.

  3. The use of spring hinges, strong and flexible frame materials, and polycarbonate or Trivex lenses all help to ensure the safety of your child’s eyes, as well as your investment in his or her eyewear.

  4. Do not forget to protect your child’s eyes from harmful UV rays. By preventing overexposure to UV light in childhood, you may reduce the risk of developing later life eye diseases such as macular degeneration. Impact-resistant polycarbonate photochromic lenses block 100 percent UV rays and darken automatically when exposed to sunlight, making them a perfect choice for children who spend considerable time outdoors.

  5. The eyewear fashion of the child who is rapidly becoming a teenager is becoming increasingly important. Spectacle frames from Calvin Klein and others appeal to tweens, as well as frames branded with clothing and accessories brands such as Ray Ban, Ted Baker and Diesel.