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My child keeps breaking his glasses, what can I do to prevent this?

Children's glasses are subjected to a lot of 'wear and tear'.
 
Follow these simple steps to help prolong the life of your child’s glasses:
  • Encourage your child to always take off their glasses with both hands to stop bending them out of shape.
  • Make sure your child knows to always put glasses 'lens down' on surfaces, as they may scratch.
  • Get your child into the habit of keeping their glasses in a case when they are not being worn.
  • Clean glasses daily with a glasses cloth for clearer vision.
  • Ensure that you buy durable, ‘kid-friendly’ frames.
It’s also a good idea to keep a back up pair of glasses just in case!
 
 

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Teenage bodies are constantly growing and changing and during this time, eyesight is liable to change seemingly overnight.
A scratched cornea can be painful but is usually not serious.
Selecting the right pair of glasses for your child is important as they need to be durable but your child also needs to be happy to wear them. 
Children's eyes are sensitive so it is vital to protect them from the sun's harmful rays.
Your young child can have their eyes tested even if they can't read
Regular eye exams are essential in order to monitor your child's eyesight.
There are some signs to watch out for if you think your child may have a vision problem. 

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