Philip Walsh - The Importance Of Correctly Fitted Children’s Glasses

Publish Date
Thursday, 11 February 2016, 2:15PM
By Philip Walsh


When you walk into an optometrist, you will notice that both kids and adults frames are available – this is because it is important that children’s glasses fit properly.

All children grow at different rates, so depending on the individual child they may need to progress to adult frames faster than others.

Unlike clothes or shoes, children can’t ‘grow into’ their glasses, so it is important for them to visit their optometrist regularly to ensure their frames still fit.

Not only are facial proportions different between adults and children, but when finding the child’s prescription, the optical assistant measures the child’s pupillary distance to ensure the centre of the lenses matches the distance between the eyes. If the child’s face grows, the measurement can change and the prescription can become unsuitable.

With so many fun designs and styles for children available, kids will have a great time choosing their frames.

All children under the age of 16 are entitled at a free eye exam at Specsavers as often as required as part of the Kids Go Free initiative. For more information on children’s vision needs visit your local Specsavers optometrist or visit

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