Tips for Shopping for Children's Eye Glasses

List: Posted: 12/10/10

When you’re shopping for a child who needs glasses, you’ll need several pieces to get them started. You’ll have to go shopping for frames first, and then you’ll pick out lenses. You’ll also want at least one case for the glasses, if not two or three. If your child plays sports, you might need glasses covers or straps to keep them on when he or she plays. You can normally find all of these things right at the eye doctor’s office.


Shopping for glasses frames for a child can be challenging. You’ll probably want to invest a little extra money to get nice frames that will hold up to all the wear and tear a child can bring on them. The best frames for children are the flexible kind that can bend every which way without breaking. When you’re shopping for frames, ask the doctor for advice about which ones will stand up to rough handling.


There are lots of options for lenses out there today. Children may need glare reducing lenses that will help them see in strange or bright lighting. A scratch resistant coating can help lenses stay nicer for longer, as well. Ask about all the options. The goal is to get what you want from them without paying a fortune for extras that you don’t need.

Opticians, Glasses, Contact Lenses

  • 44190 Waxpool Rd
  • Ashburn, VA 20147
  • (571) 442-8547

    Visit Dr. Gordon Culp your trusted optometrist, eye doctor, for your eye exam, eyeglasses, contact lenses and all eye care needs. Our office is located in Ashburn VA, serving Loudon County, Metro DC, and the surroundings.

    • 44345 Premier Plz Ste 100
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (703) 729-8394
    • 20600 Gordon Park Sq Ste 150
    • Ashburn, VA 20147
    • (703) 723-3433

      As a fully licensed and equipped optometric practice, Lifetime Vision & Contacts offers a complete range of eye care services to all our patients.Whether the eye care issue involves correcting refractive errors with eyeglass or contact lenses or helping a student find frames that won't look geeky, our experienced team will identify and implement the best eye care solutions possible.Eye Health EvaluationWith years of experience in diagnosing and treating such typical vision disorders as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, presbyopia, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, Dr. Culp and his team are equipped to provide appropriate therapeutic medical eye care.At the same time, the Lifetime Vision & Contacts team offers a wide array of the very best, highest-quality eye care products at reasonable prices. Our patients never pay more than necessary for the best quality in eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, progressive and bifocal lenses.Treatment of Eye DiseaseIf you are diagnosed with an eye disease, you want only the best treatment available to get your eyes healthy again. At Lifetime Vision & Contacts, we offer only the best. Based on your diagnosis, we may recommend a wide variety of approaches, including prescription medicines, therapy and vision exercises, or medical procedures.Optomap Retinal ExamIn our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology to our patients, Lifetime Vision & Contacts is proud to announce the addition of the Optomap Retinal Exam to our services. The Optomap Retinal Exam simply scans your retina to create an overview or map, giving your doctor a more detailed view. It is fast, easy and comfortable. The Optomap Retinal Exam helps identify healthy eyes and detects the presence of disease. These retinal images are a great asset to your medical record as they allow your eye doctor to make important comparisons if potential problems show them

      • 44345 Premier Plz
      • Ashburn, VA 20147
      • (703) 249-4573

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