You probably wish that money was not a factor when it comes to your children. This does not mean you have to settle for low-quality kids’ glasses. There are ways to save money on eyeglasses for your child. You can start by considering the following suggestions.
Classics never die
Purchasing trendy eyeglasses means you are attempting to purchase glasses that are in high-demand. Demand will definitely lead to inflation, so the first step you want to take is to direct your child away from trendy styles.
Classic styles are always good and have stayed in style for a long time because they are timeless. These styles are usually low in demand and should not be too expensive. Classics are easy to pair with any style as well, which should allow your child to wear the glasses formally and casually. Consider where you buy, as well. The optometrist’s office is great for trying on different frames and styles, but are often more expensive. Your best option is to find a style you and your child likes, and then finding a similar style and size in an online store like Marvel Optics Online Eyeglasses Store.
Effective but inexpensive frame materials
The next thing you want to consider is the type of material that you want the frames to be. There are several types available like the titanium-based frame, though this frame is quite expensive. What you want to do is choose a frame material that is relatively inexpensive but still capable of providing what you need.
One type of material to consider is beryllium. Beryllium is a type of metal that is relatively inexpensive. This metal resists corrosion and tarnishing, which is great for kids for a few reasons. For one, kids who sweat a lot or practice sports will not have to worry about tarnishing their glasses prematurely. The material is light, strong, and flexible.
Another option that you have is using monel. This is another inexpensive option that combines both nickel and copper. The alloy is quite flexible and lightweight. Keep in mind that some children are allergic to nickel, so make sure that this metal frame will work for your child.
Zyl is your answer if you are looking for an inexpensive plastic material for the frames. This material is very durable and can be made into multi-colored frames; it can also resemble metal frames if that is what you want.
Think about your child’s face when choosing a style
The last thing you want to consider is your child’s face. Choosing the right style can make your child look great, which is exactly what designer glasses are meant to do. You will be giving the appearance of high value by choosing a frame style that looks good on your child.
What you want to consider is contrast when it comes to styles. Choose glasses with angles if your child has a round face and round frames if your child’s face is square-shaped.
As you can see, there are a few things you can do (with the help of your optometrist) to find the right glasses for your child at the right price.
About the author
Marlena Stoddard was born in California and received her BA from the University of Georgia. She now lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, and a puppy.