Lenses for Children
Deciding what lenses are best for your child can be a daunting task, especially for those first-time wearers. There are several options when it comes to the choice of lens and coating. Our team of qualified dispensing opticians will advise you what is best suited to both your child and their specific prescription.
Polycarbonate and Trivex Lenses
Polycarbonate and trivex lenses are the lens materials that are recommended for all children. They are virtually shatterproof, provide the best eye protection, and include 100% UV protection. In addition they are 30% lighter and 20% thinner than standard plastic lenses.
Photochromic/Transition Lenses for children
Children will seldom switch from indoor glasses to sunglasses without parental assistance. Since photochromic lenses automatically adjust in proportion to the intensity of the light, they are an excellent choice for children at a time when they are most vulnerable.
The latest generation of transition lenses – Transition VII is available in both Polycarbonate, Trivex and CR39 materials in both brown and grey Options.
Anti-reflection and scratch-resistant coatings can be added as required.
There are several coatings that can be applied to the lenses to reduce unwanted reflections and help prevent scratching.
Some of these are also available with a ‘no quibble warranty’ which gives you the ultimate assurance that your child’s lenses will remain scratch-free or be replaced should they get damaged. (Conditions apply)