Getting the right frames for children

At Clarity Optometrists we have years of experience in the dispensing of children's frames. We are sought out because of our great selection of frames from toddlers through to fashion conscious teens. Here are just a few points to take into consideration when it comes time to select your child's next pair.  

Children’s glasses have to be tough and withstand activities such as sports, school and playtime. A child’s glasses should be unbreakable, flexible and as lightweight as possible.

Nowadays this is no longer a problem. A vast array of fashionable frames are available and the days when lenses had to be as thick as bottles are long gone. When looking for the perfect model, there are a few things you should look out for. A reliable pair of glasses is especially indispensable for fun, games and sports.

What’s true for adults applies to children quite naturally: A pair of glasses has to fully compensate for vision problems. This ensures that children will be able to go through their young lives with perfectly clear sight and understanding. Playing and sports demand that your child has a pair of excellent glasses. Adolescents are still developing their coordination and fine motor skills. That’s why it is even more important that children with vision challenges wear glasses that give them their best vision.

The ability of these youngsters to judge the distance and impact of barriers or moving objects properly depends on it.

However, it does not stop there. When reading a book or the black board in school, when playing with others or studying on the computer; even while watching television – the eyes of children have to work overtime. Children who have to manoeuvre through traffic absolutely need good glasses. Make sure your child’s vision aid meets all of the following requirements and always remember – your child’s eyes are precious:

Clarity Optometrists is proud to have one of the most comprehensive ranges of kid's frames in Brisbane. Our dispensing staff have years of experience helping parents and children find the frame that best suits them.

Remember that because kid's can be tough we always recommend having a second pair as a back up. To make this easier we offer 50% off the second pair purchased at the same time as the initial pair.  

Orthokeratology, who is it suited to?

Orthokeratology is perfectly suited for anybody who wants clear natural vision all day, every day.

  • Mild to moderate myopia (-0.75 to –5.00D)
  • Mild hyperopes, upto +3.00D
  • Presbyopes – monovision corrections
  • Active individuals or those with occupational demands not suited to standard RGP or disposable contact lenses.
  • Lose their contacts easily, or suffer from allergies from some contact lenses.
  • Have considered refractive surgery because of the freedom it provides, but are worried about the risks
  • Have difficulty with dry eyes from air conditioning, computer use or dusty environments
  • Find soft contact lenses do not fulfil the comfort demands their lifestyle places on their eyes

Orthokeratology Society of Oceania 2009.