Children come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This means their glasses should too !


Author : Ahmed Hilmi (Consultant Optometrist)

Glasses are only as good as their fitting. So if the glasses are poorly fitted, and the child is looking over them or under them, they will not help the child. Some frames has small parts that could come off and be a choking hazard.

Parents often spend a long time considering different Optometrists, but not as much time getting the right glasses and fitting. Thankfully at Redgate we can offer both.


A few Examples

How it shouldn’t be!

This child has poorly fitted glasses and is looking over them. I am always cautious about given little children a metal frame with nose pads, as the nose pads can come off and be a choking hazard.

Essentially because of this poor fitting frame, they missing out on the benefits of the glasses and could be causing permanent poor vision.

A better example

This flexi-frame is an example of what I dispense regularly to babies at Redgate in High Wycombe.

It has a lens design that ensures the baby is not able to see over and under the glasses. The shape means that the baby is comfortable, but will still get the maximum benefit of wearing the glasses. The flexible and screw-less design means that there are no small parts to choke on or break.

We regularly provide glasses to Hospital prescriptions and other Opticians prescriptions.

If you have any questions, feel free to pop in to Redgate Opticians in High Wycombe or call on 01494 258690.



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