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what kind of glasses to get a child? are there durable glasses?? lol

so my child needs glasses. he goes to the eye dr today. are there any recommendations of durable glasses that he won't killll??? seriously? what's best? are there options?

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Asked by Tiffany8168 at 12:22 PM on Nov. 19, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • actually most glasses are pretty durable these days, mine bend and twist in all directions and never distort. you can pull on the ear pieces and they wont snap off. and you can have a scratch resistant coating put on them(i paid 20$ per lense for this)

    Answer by cassie_m at 12:25 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • We bought the kind designed to twist and be flexible. Now, they've lasted well over a year for my oldest and have broken....but only because he managed to find the one stress point that would snap. My husband soldered them back together, though. (they're also stretched a bit because he's had them for 2 years and he grew...they didn't LOL)

    They cost more (my 3 year olds were about $200 total with insurance) but consider getting the cheap ones and replacing them 2-3 times a year.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:29 PM on Nov. 19, 2009


    Answer by happymom1988 at 12:53 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Whatever you get, if they have a plan for a replacement if broken as long as you bring them in or pay half for lost glasses, get it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 AM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • My middle daughter has been wearing glasses since she was 18 months. We've never bought any special kinds. She prefers plastic frames so that's what she gets (she's 7 now). the 2 pair she has now she's had for over 2 years. They finally broke. We were able to fix one pair to be good enough to wear until her appt. in December (the earliest we could get her in after the 2nd pair broke back in October).
    We taught her since she was a toddler to take care of them because we can't afford (even with replacement plans) to get new ones ever few months.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 7:57 AM on Nov. 20, 2009

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