Plastic frames have always sounded safer and sturdier than metal frames for children, and most parents think about this when they choose their kid’s glasses. But can small children wear metal frames? Of course they can! As more and more reputable brands like Flexon and Nike create metal frames designed for small children, there is no reason children need to adhere to a small range of specific frames.
Let’s compare plastic v metal frames and weigh out the pros and cons:
How about rimless glasses?
Our optical dispenser Greg Sexty says, ‘Rimless glasses are great for people who want super light glasses and who like the invisible look as they blend in to the face due to them not having a metal or plastic rim, however they need more delicate care than a full rim frame so when purchasing a rimless frame be aware of this. Keeping this in mind, I would not normally recommend full rimless spectacles for children’.
So, plastic or metal?
Plastic and metal frames, like all things, have their pros and cons, generally, though plastic frames offer more colour choices and are easier to wear (comfort), so children often choose plastic frames. Always aim for the best fit and comfort when you select your child’s glasses because their vision quality and quality of learning will depend largely on this.
Also take into consideration the aesthetics as small children can be self-conscious especially at school with other children.
Our practices offer a broad selection of children’s frames for your preschooler. Our skillful optical dispensers are highly trained and experienced to fit preschoolers their spectacles. Plastic or metal—our optical dispensers will help you choose the best frame for your child.
Greg added, ‘We love to see kids walk out of our store with a smile on their faces’.