Happy girl wearing her eyeglasses
Mar 01, 2021

Head back to school with the best unbreakable glasses

Children have distinctive face shapes. Some frames work better with specific face shapes. The five basic face shapes are round, square, heart, triangular, and oval. There are no hard and fast rules. If you find a frame you love, go for it. Almost no one has a perfectly round or square face, etcetera. These guidelines are meant to help bring balance to your child’s face, not restrict your choices.

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Girl with red plastic eyeglasses holding some colored folders ready for school
Sep 03, 2019

Back to preschool: A list of our best toddler frames by size

As you may already know, we carry plenty of frames at Optiwow.com for babies, toddlers, and kids. But it can be a hassle to go through each child’s frame to see if they’re available in your child’s size. With usual school activities coming back into session, these can be hectic times for a toddler parent.

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Toddler playing with a pair of black and red oversized frames laying on the floor
Sep 02, 2019

The tricky toddler-glasses relationship and how to find the perfect match!

When a toddler is prescribed glasses, the initial thought may be, “A baby in glasses? What could be cuter?” But also, some toddlers barely tolerate a hat on their head—how could they possibly stand something as invasive as glasses all day, every day?

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Boy with black plastic rectangular eyeglasses proud to show his A+ report card
Jun 17, 2019

How to tell if your child needs prescription glasses for school

The school years are a very formative time in a child's life as they discover, absorb, and relate to new concepts. As parents, you want your kids to make the most out of their educational opportunities, but there’s a very important learning tool that you may be overlooking, or taking for granted: their vision.

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Boy with rectangular eyeglasses very happy to go to school
May 09, 2019

How to set up for a great school year if your kid wears glasses

School is almost in session again and things can get pretty hectic. There will be lunches to pack and wake-up alarms to set, maybe a soccer team try-out to go to. But your child’s eyesight has a strong correlation with their school performance and overall well-being, so it’s important to make it a priority.

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Boy wearing cool white aviator sunglasses
May 07, 2019

Trends in Eyewear Fashion for Children, Kids and Teens

Approximately one in five children need glasses. If this is the case with one of yours, you probably know that finding the right pair is a process. After all, you want them to be durable and reliable, but you also want your kids to feel positive about wearing them. Form and function are both important.

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Polaroid kid's sunglasses. Polaroid Kids P0115/S Sunglasses Polarized Blue/Lime-0UDF-JY
May 07, 2019

Why your kids need to wear sunglasses (year-round) and how to find the best ones

You probably don't let your kid skip the sunscreen when you go to the beach or plan a prolonged outdoor activity. Thanks to widespread awareness about the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) rays, most parents are vigilant about protecting kids' skin with sunblock, hats, and clothing. Did you know, however, that it's just as important to protect their eyes from the sun's harmful rays?

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May 06, 2019

Back to School – 5 Tips for buying glasses for your children

We get it, buying eyeglasses for your child can be overwhelming. You may already have an idea of what you want, but buying something so personal for your little one is no simple task. After all, your kid’s eyesight is at stake.

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