So is your little person Back to school ready?
written by our very own James Dean
Back to school checklist….
New uniform? Check.
New school shoes? Check.
New pencil case? Check.
New glasses? No? Don’t worry there’s still time to get your slightly more grown up child into some new specs before the new term starts!
Thanks to our in house lab here at David H Myers Opticians, we are able to offer same day service on spectacles, dependent on the prescription. Our friendly and professional staff are on hand to help you and your child choose their perfect spectacles. Many frames are covered under the NHS voucher scheme and for the more brand conscious, big names such as Ray Ban, Oakley and Vogue all have junior ranges available.
It’s also worth remembering as well that the NHS will cover a replacement pair of glasses for your child if the current pair no longer fit, even if they aren’t due a test! So just pop in if you need us. Don’t forget, any breakages are also covered by the NHS until your precious little one turns 16.
When choosing spectacles for children there are some key things to look for;
When selecting a frame without nose pads it is important to ensure as much contact as possible with the nose, any gaps will mean the weight is not spread evenly and could result in red marks or discomfort.
The Eye Position
Children are forever looking over their glasses- it’s a common problem. The best cure is prevention! Selecting a frame in which your child’s eye is central will make it less likely that they will be able to peer over the top of them. If they peer over their glasses all the time, they might as well not wear them!
The side lengths of children’s glasses can range from 120mm to 135mm, this might not sound like a lot however it can mean the difference between a neat fit behind your child’s ears and long dangling sides that can irritate. Sides can be shortened, but a frame that fits well from the start is always preferable.
If this all sounds a bit daunting, don’t worry! At David H Myers our qualified and professional staff know exactly how your child’s glasses should fit.
Don’t forget to bring your little one in to see us before they go back to school-even if it’s just to make sure their current glasses are fitting as they should.