If you’ve recently discovered that your child needs to wear prescription glasses, chances are you’re in the process of deciding between frames that your child will actually wear vs. frames that are tough enough to withstand the influence of your active child’s lifestyle.
Kids can be rough, and especially if your child is high in energy, there is a very strong chance their glasses frames will get broken at least once within the first year. Replacing frames can be expensive and a hassle, especially after you’ve gone through the painstaking process of finding the perfect pair. With the cost of children’s eyewear ranging between $100 - $400 per pair, replacements can add up fast.
The solution? Invest in stylish AND durable frames from the start. We offer top-quality youth ophthalmic frames called Z8 that will keep your kid’s glasses safe. Read on to take a deeper dive into your best options.
Best Active Youth Eyewear Frames
In the past, plastic frames have been the best choice for child eyewear. Initially more durable than metal, these frames were more resistant to bending and breaking than their metal alternatives.
Metal Alloy Frames -Good:
These days, metal frames come in an alloy that resists bending and breaking better than older designs. With spring hinges and temples that resist permanent bending and breakage, these frames are a good choice. However, metal frames still have a much higher chance of breakage under the high stress of wear, especially with high energy children.
Plastic Frames -Better:
When it comes to child eyewear, plastic frames have been considered an upgrade from metal frames in recent years. This is due to the fact that some may be able to withstand a slightly higher level of stress than metal frames. However, most plastic frames are still fragile under the stresses of energetic youth.
Z8 Frames - Best:
Youth Active Eyewear from Liberty Sport is manufactured in Zyloflex material, which creates an eyewear frame that can be bent, twisted, stepped on and dropped without breaking. Z8 frames are ‘Virtually Indestructible’ and will stand up to your active child’s lifestyle.
While these frames are not sports protective, Liberty Sports does offer children’s eyewear solutions for the best protection when playing their favorite sport.
Ideal Eyewear Protection for Active Kids
When it comes to protecting your active child’s vision and maintaining their busy, bustling lifestyle, it doesn’t get any better than Z8 Youth Active Eyewear from Liberty Sport. If you child plays sports, make sure to browse our website to learn more about our Youth Protective Eyewear line that meets or exceeds the ASTM F803 standards for impact resistance.