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At Vision Direct, we understand there is a lot to consider when it comes to kid's glasses. Whether it is your child's first pair or they are seasoned prescription glasses users, we want to make it as easy as possible to choose the perfect pair for your child.
You should look at many factors when buying kids’ glasses, such as their age, frames, colour, fit and lenses. Let's break it down further to get an in-depth understanding of what glasses your kid really needs.
Of course, the size and weight of your kid's glasses frames will differ from adult glasses. As children are smaller, they need glasses frames that will comfortably fit their faces. When shopping for your child, use our age filter to easily ensure you are choosing the right glasses frames for them.
Our range of toddler glasses are made for your 1 to 3-year-old kids that need eyeglasses at an early age. Their lightweight frames ensure your toddler feels as comfortable as possible with their first pair of glasses. You can also shop by colour to ensure your toddler stands out and loves their new frames!
If your child is in the age bracket of 4 to 7 years old, you can use our kid’s glasses filter to find their new frames. Ensuring they have the right fit will help encourage your child to wear their glasses. When kid's glasses don’t fit properly, your child might experience pain or discomfort, so be sure to use our Size Guide to find the correct frame for your child. If your kid is sporty and you’re worried about the durability of their glasses, check out our kid’s sport glasses blog to discover the best glasses that will last.
When your child gets older they will need to replace their old glasses frames with new ones that fit them correctly. We offer glasses for pre-teens that are suitable for ages 8 to 12. At this age, your child might resist wearing their glasses because of how they look. Their old pairs were likely the parent's choice and are brightly coloured.
To make sure your pre-teen likes their new glasses, use our Virtual Try-On! Your child can take a selfie and use this to virtually try on glasses and choose their favourite pair. Our Virtual Try-On tool makes shopping for glasses fun and will get your child excited to wear their next pair.
Although teenagers may not see themselves as kids, it is still important that they wear glasses designed for their age to ensure they get the best vision correction and comfort. Since teenagers are more aware of what they like and how they look, you can shop from a wide selection of our favourite designer glasses like Ray-Ban, or opt for a more affordable, trendy style from the SmartBuy Collection.
If your teenager is 16 or older, they can take advantage of our Student Discount through Student Beans! They could receive up to 80% off eyewear plus an extra 10% off when they shop for eyewear with Vision Direct.
With children now plugged into phones, computers and tablets, you might want to consider blue light glasses to protect your children's eyes. Kid’s blue light glasses are important as soon as your child starts using digital screens regularly.
Blue light glasses will help protect your child's eyesight, reduce any eyestrain or headaches and prepare them for a good night's sleep! Not only can blue light blocking lenses help with your child's health, but they can also eliminate glare on their glasses.
When buying glasses, you can simply add zFORT® blue light lenses during checkout to know they will be protected! For more information about blue light glasses, discover our Optical Centre article.
Knowing when your child needs vision correction and their first pair of kid's prescription glasses can be tricky, but there are a few signs that you can look out for. Next time your child is watching TV or reading a book, try to observe if they’re squinting, tilting their head or excessively rubbing their eyes.
For their first pair of glasses, you will need to get a prescription from an optometrist. If your child already has a pair with the correct lenses, you can use our Prescription Lens Scanner with their old glasses to instantly reveal their prescription and shop easily online.
With Vision Direct, buying kids' glasses online has never been easier. You can easily find the perfect pair of glasses for your child using our age filters, Virtual Try-On and Lens Scanner. As an added bonus, all of our kid's glasses include free standard single vision lenses, 24-Month Warranty and 100-Day Returns. If you’re still looking for more information on buying kid’s glasses, discover our Optical Centre guide.
Shop for kid’s glasses online with us at Vision Direct and know you are making a safe purchase to help your child with all of their eyewear needs!