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Good to know | Nov 23, 2021

Tips for buying children's glasses

Learn here about what to consider when buying children's glasses.

According to statistics, roughly every fifth child needs a pair of spectacles. Today, children's spectacles not only correct poor eyesight, but are also really stylish. Teasing and nasty comments are a thing of the past. The children can also choose the spectacles themselves.

How do I recognise if my child needs spectacles?

1. Early detection & care

In general, it is recommended by opticians and ophthalmologists to have the statutory health and medical check-ups carried out. An eye test is also carried out within the framework of the U7a health check at the end of their third year. Another test that indicates any visual impairments is performed during the enrolment examination.

2. Signs of problems with the eyes

If you have the feeling that your child may need a pair of spectacles, you should watch out for the following distinctive features:
• Cloudy cornea
• Squint
• Frequent blinking/rubbing eyes
• Particular sensitivity to light
• Noticeable squinting of the eyes
• Uncertainty when gripping and grasping
• Incorrect assessment of distance to obstacles
• Headaches, fatigue, poor concentration

3. Defective vision in the family

Many visual impairments are hereditary and can be corrected with timely detection. If parents or siblings have eye diseases, the paediatrician should transfer the patient to a specialist ophthalmologist between the 6th and 12th month of life.

Why not wait to get the spectacles until the child is a bit older?

Learning to see is like learning to walk, it happens automatically. But vision can only fully develop if there is a sharp image on the retina. If defective vision is corrected early on by spectacles, lifelong vision impairments that are no longer reversible can be avoided or reduced.

So that your child achieves the best possible visual performance, not only is a lightweight spectacle frame important, but also lightweight lenses that have been individually adapted to the impaired vision of your child.

Children's spectacles with Rodenstock lenses – the advantage

When it comes to our children, only the best is good enough. 100% German engineering brilliance and quality are in Rodenstock lenses. They are shatter-proof, perfect for playing and running around, and also provide protection.

• Shatter-proof plastic: plastic material guarantees a high level of safety while playing
• Extremely lightweight and thin: therefore comfortable to wear
• Optimal vision thanks to individual bespoke manufacture of the lenses
• No bulging eyes: thin lenses also in the case of high prescriptions

Did you know? Once a spectacle wearer does not mean always a spectacle wearer.

Spectacles do not necessarily have to be for life. Many young children need spectacles, e.g. if they have a squint. It may transpire that they no longer need these spectacles later in life because the imperfection was permanently corrected by the early wearing of spectacles.

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    A large selection of Rodenstock products awaits you at our Rodenstock partner opticians all over the world. Experienced opticians help you to find your perfect lens. Let us advise you.

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