Kids frames and sunglasses

Children’s eyeglass frames are fun to shop for. With so many new styles, you and your child are sure to find a pair of kids’ eyeglasses you both will love.

Choices range from brands based on popular characters or childhood icons such as Harry Potter, SpongeBob and Barbie, to more “grown-up” styles or a mix of both. Modern children’s eyeglasses also feature durability and safety features for your peace of mind.

Today, many kids want eyeglasses that look just like the glasses their parents or older brothers and sisters wear. Plastic frames in elongated rectangular shapes, small, retro-styled ovals, and even thin titanium frames are all available for today’s small customers. The availability of these fashionable frame styles for kids has them yearning to wear glasses more than ever before.

Pop culture icons and logos also are big in kids’ eyeglasses. Cartoon characters are coming out of the television and into the eyewear stores with their own line of children’s frames.

The popular Harry Potter books and movies have created a demand for frames “just like Harry’s” among young children, while older kids are influenced by trendy brands and logos they see their sports heroes wearing.

No matter the style or brand, it’s important for children to feel that they are a part of the frame selection process. Choosing eyeglass frames they like goes a long way toward getting them to wear their glasses and take good care of them as well.
It is recommended that children should wear titanium frames with plastic , Trivex or polycarbonate lenses.

Because children tend to spend more time outdoors than most adults, some experts say nearly half of a person’s lifetime exposure to ultraviolet radiation can take place by age 18. (Other research cited by The Skin Cancer Foundation suggests the amount of lifetime exposure to UV radiation sustained by age 18 is less than 25 percent.)

Also, children are more susceptible to retinal damage from UV rays because the lens inside a child’s eye is clearer than an adult lens, enabling more UV to penetrate deep into the eye.

These factors make it very important for all children, even infants, to wear UV-blocking sunglasses when they are outdoors. This is especially true between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when UV intensity is at its highest.

Eye Care Centre provides exclusive frames and sunglass collection for kids.

Drop into any of the Eye Care Centre branches and have a glimpse of the amazing kids collection.

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