As a parent, you want to make sure your child’s vision is taken care of. If your child has been prescribed glasses, it’s important to teach them how to properly care for them. Not only will this ensure their glasses last longer, but it will also promote good habits for their overall eye health. Here are some tips on how kids can care for their glasses.
Get a sturdy case
The first step in caring for glasses is to have a sturdy case to store them in. Kids are often rough with their belongings, so it’s important to have a case that can withstand some wear and tear. A hard-shell case, like the one that comes with every order at Zenni Optical, is ideal as it provides the most protection for the glasses. Make sure to label the case with your child’s name to avoid mix-ups at school or other activities.
Clean glasses regularly
Kids are constantly touching things and getting their hands dirty, which means their glasses can get dirty quickly. Teach your child to clean their glasses regularly with a microfiber cloth and lens cleaner. Avoid using paper towels or tissues as they can scratch the lenses. It’s also important to remind your child to wash their hands before handling their glasses to avoid transferring dirt and oils onto the lenses. Add on an oleophobic, oil resistant, anti-reflective coating to help keep the lenses cleaner longer.
Handle with care
Glasses are delicate and can easily break if not handled with care. Teach your child to always use two hands when taking off or putting on their glasses. This will prevent them from bending or breaking the frames. It’s also important to remind them not to play with their glasses or use them as a toy. Encourage them to take off their glasses when participating in physical activities to avoid any accidents.
Store glasses properly
When your child is not wearing their glasses, it’s important to store them properly. Remind them to always put their glasses in their case when they are not using them. Leaving them on a table or in a bag can increase the chances of them getting damaged. It’s also important to avoid leaving glasses in extreme temperatures, such as in a hot car or in direct sunlight, as this can damage the lenses.
Have a backup pair
Kids are prone to losing or breaking things, so it’s always a good idea to have a backup pair of glasses. This will ensure your child can still see clearly while their main pair is being repaired or replaced. It’s also a good idea to have a backup pair in case of emergencies, such as if your child’s glasses get lost while on vacation.
Regular eye exams
Lastly, it’s important to schedule regular eye exams for your child. This will ensure their prescription is up to date and their glasses are still the correct fit. It’s recommended to have an eye exam every year for children, or more frequently if recommended by their eye doctor.
By following these tips, your child can properly care for their glasses and maintain good eye health. Remember to lead by example and show your child the importance of taking care of their glasses.
About the Author: Frankie Marina
With over 15 years of experience in the optical industry, Frankie Marina is a seasoned optician who has held various roles, from General Manager overseeing optical labs and collaborating with eye doctors to her meticulous position as Final Inspector ensuring the precision of each ordered pair of glasses. Throughout her career, she has refined her expertise. Frankie’s skills include troubleshooting vision errors and curating frames for high-profile VIP clients, effortlessly blending functionality with style. Today, as a dedicated optician with Zenni Optical, Frankie is committed to helping people see better and live better by sharing her wealth of knowledge and discover eyewear solutions that not only promote clear vision, but also instill confidence.