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Getting the First Set of Prescription Glasses for Your Toddler

If you’ve recently learned that your toddler needs glasses, you might be overwhelmed by how many different styles there are to choose from. Besides the myriad styles, colors, and shapes available, there are many other factors to consider, which can make finding the best pair for your child a daunting task.

The real challenge is finding a pair that your child likes enough to want to wear every day while providing you peace of mind that they won’t break easily or wear out too quickly – and if they do, they have a warranty that will cover them. If you’re wondering where to begin, follow the tips below to start the selection process.

Frame Size

Eyeglass frames come in all shapes and sizes to suit children of all ages, so there’s no shortage of options for toddlers. While the optical prescription will determine the thickness of the lens, you can choose whatever frame size you and your child prefer. However, if your toddler has a high prescription, choosing smaller frames is a good idea. This is because with higher prescriptions, the center of the lenses is thicker while the outside thinner, causing larger frames to cause the lenses to appear thicker and the eyes to appear to bulge. The best thing you can do for peace of mind and perfect fit is to try on different frame sizes in store or at home. At Roshambo Eyewear, we invest in great fit, so we offer a free at home try on kit to try various sizes and styles in the comfort of your own home. 

Lens and Frame Material

Lenses for children are usually made of Trivex or polycarbonate. Both materials are safer than traditional lens materials due to their impact-resistant nature. They’re also lightweight, which makes them more comfortable for toddlers to wear, especially if they have a high lens prescription. Roshambo Eyewear uses only polycarbonate – that’s what our pediatric optometrists we consulted with recommend, so that’s what we use! It’s feather light and most importantly is shatter resistant. A perfect choice for active little ones.

Children’s eyeglass frames are typically made of plastic or metal. Both are made to be equally light, durable, and inexpensive. The material you choose should be based on your child’s preference as well as the advice of their ophthalmologist. There are also hypoallergenic materials for children who have shown signs of allergies to certain materials. Roshambo Eyewear has a primary line of Italian made, ultra flexible, rubber based frames. Your little one can literally bend them in half without worry of breaking them. Virtually indestructible, ultra light, and free of all toxins and allergens. Entirely lead, latex, lead, cadmium, BPA, phthalate, and heavy metal free. Certified safe for little hands and mouths. We even inject all of the color into our material to avoid any unnecessary paint. 

Style and Color

Children love to express themselves through colors and accessories, so choosing a style and color with your child is sure to become one of the most significant parts of the buying process. The more you involve your child in choosing a pair they like, the more likely they’ll be to wear them without a fuss. Roshambo offers endless color options, including glitter, color changing, and glow in the dark! More styles and colors are being launched all the time!

Bridge Fit 

Since children’s noses aren’t fully developed, finding the right bridge fit can be one of the most challenging parts of getting glasses for your toddler. Many metal frames are made with adjustable nose pads, and many plastic frames are specially designed to fit small noses. Between the wide range of available designs and the advice of your ophthalmologist, you should be able to find a frame that fits your child’s nose perfectly.

Taking all the factors above into consideration will make the process smoother, not only for yourself during the buying process, but more importantly for your toddler who will need to wear them. Our Customer Support team is always happy to help you in your prescription glasses buying process. Our goal is to make the experience stress free and even fun!


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