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How to pick the perfect glasses for your child

Buying eyewear for you child can be confusing. There is a wide selection of children’s eyewear and finding the perfect pair for your little one can be quite a challenge. Here are a few tips that just might make eyewear shopping a fun experience!

1. A frame that they like

If your child is over 3 years old, there is a good chance they have an opinion when it comes to their clothes…and what kind of glasses they will wear (if they don’t, lucky you!). The key is to find glasses they will be proud to wear. We recommend you select 3 to 5 pairs that fit their face and are in your price range. Then, you can let the child pick from your choices. Of course, at IRIS, an eyecare professional is always present to help you with your selection. 

2. The right material

Children’s eyewear is usually made of metal or plastic. Depending on your child’s age, his personality and his activities, it’s important to pick the right material. Usually, flexible is the keyword! Nano Vista frames are made of Siliflex, an unbreakable material that will outlast even the roughest of all children! Plus bonus, they come with a headband to avoid them from falling and your child loosing their eyewear. 

3. The warranty

Children are active, ruthless and often carefree. Which often results in damaged eyewear. This is why at IRIS we are proud of our No Matter What Guarantee. That’s right, the name basically says it all. IRIS will repair or replace your frame if it breaks, no matter what the reason, at no cost within one year of purchase; and at 50% off your original frame purchase price if it breaks within the second year.

4. Blue light coating

Children are naturally attracted to digital devices. Smart tablets are now even used in schools. While spending time with technology may make them tech-savvy and dexterous, the effects of blue light emanating from the screens can affect kids’ vision and their overall health. Which is why we recommend adding a coating that filters blue light to your child’s lenses. If your child does not need prescription eyewear…his eyes should still be protected. Visit an IRIS store and ask our professionals about TrueBlue eyewear. 

We hope these tips will help you picking with the perfect eyewear for your precious little ones! If it’s been a while since their last eye exam, book one online now!

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