3 Tips for Buying Kids Prescription Glasses Online

November 15, 2019

Buying Kids Prescription Glasses Online

The sizing, the materials, the sturdiness, the lenses. it’s all so confusing even when you looking for glasses for yourself, isn’t it? Even more so when you’re on a hunt for some corrective eyewear for your cute little offspring. But no more chaos when eyewear shopping! We have awesome, quick tips on how you to buy kids glasses online with no difficulty

1. Glasses should be the right fit and of long-lasting quality.


When you google “how to buy prescription glasses for a child,” every one of the articles tells you to “avoid buying glasses online”. We beg to differ in this case. This statement might have been true couple of years ago, but dragging your child into eyewear shops or an optician in 2019 is just silly. It’s such a bother to go there for us adults, imagine how annoying it must be for your child!

How to choose the right prescription glasses for your child online?

All you need is a prescription receipt from your child’s eye doctor, where you can find all of these numbers:

- Sphere

- Cylinder (if even the slightest astigmatism is present)

- Axis

- Pupillary Distance

If the PD measurement is missing from your prescription receipt, you can measure it easily at home! 


All you need is a measurement-tape or a ruler.

Next steps:

1. Put one end of the measuring device under/ next/ above the right eye, precisely next to the pupil, and put the other end to
the left eye.

2. Take the measurement and divide it by 2. Let’s say the PD measurement of your child was 30cm. That means that the PD of the right eye is 15 cm and of the left eye 15 cm. Easy!



Pro tip: If the eyes of your offspring are excitingly travelling around the room and it’s quite impossible to measure the PD, make it fun! A game or a fun, interesting picture should help. Staring contest with an amazing prize for the winner would be our best tip, but oh well what do we know, not many of us are parents at eyerim. Whoopsie.



How to choose the right size of eyewear for your child?


All depends on your child's age. For those under age 2, there are usually special frames made of durable materials, small sizes and often have “bands” that wrap around the child’s head to keep them on. Finding the right size for your offspring is just as easy as find them a hat in the correct size. If they tend to have bigger size in hats, it’ll be very similar with their glasses, and vice versa. Children’s glasses have an average lens width of 44 to 48 mm, with a temple length of circa 125 mm. Generally, kid’s eyewear sizes fit kids between 4 and 10 years old well.

What’s the right material for the glasses?


We all know that kids do not care in the slightest about how expensive and breakable some things are. That’s why you should ensure that the glasses you’re purchasing are made of study materials. Acetate, steel or metal materials are a great choice when looking for a strong, durable material! And don’t forget about spring hinges - the glasses will fit better and will adapt to a growing face.



Knowing which frames are most flattering for your child face shape that can help you start the process of buying glasses online. They’re more than just a tool, your child glasses reside on your face, where we look to communicate and connect with others. The right frame compliments your child face shape and size, highlights your child's favorite features, and can even hide the not-so-favorite features. Round, square, oval, heart- whatever face shape your child have, there’s a frame that is sure to work exceptionally well for your child.

  • Round-shaped faces: Look for square/rectangular and upswept frames to add angles, and avoid small, short, and round frames.

  • Square-shaped faces: Oval and Round Frames are ideal because they soften the sharpness of the angles in your child face, and a pop of color enhances your child proportions as well.

  • Oval-shaped faces: Choose a frame that’s not so big that it covers up too much of your child face because oval-shaped faces are already naturally proportioned. Almost any type of frame looks good, but choose a color that will complement your childs eye and hair color.

  • Heart-shaped faces: if you’re less confident about your child heart-shaped face, look for a light-colored or rimless frame, but if you want to balance out your childs features, gravitate to bottom-heavy frames. Further rules of thumb include choosing an oval-shaped frame with low-set temples to draw attention to all the right places.


While these are some frames we recommend in correlation with face shape, a lot of what constitutes the “right frame for your child” is based on whether or not your child like the look, feel, and fit of them. We’ve given you this face-frame guide to help your child narrow down your options, but not to limit you.



Various brands construct their frames with materials that cater to different facial features so that you’re guaranteed long-lasting comfort and a secure fit. Some of the features to look for and consider when you’re buying glasses online for kids include:

  • Bridge Fit- The bridge of your kid nose largely effects how a frame may fit. Frames that are too big or that don’t fit the bridge of your kid nose properly can slip, whereas frames that are too small for your kid nose bridge can leave your child with discomfort and red marks on your kid nose.

  • Adjustable Nose Pads- Adjustable nose pads give your child the freedom to adapt your kid favorite pair of frames.

  • Rubberized Nose Pads and Temples- Nose pads and temples with grips are optimal for a secure fit, as they work to keep the frame comfortably in place when active. These are especially important in prescription sport glasses because they typically increase grip the more your kid sweat, maintaining a secure optical alignment.

  • Temple Types: Straight Temples are the most common type. There’s no bend above the ear, but they do gently hug the head. Straight temples are usually great for helmet compatibility.

4) Use Protective Case & A Microfiber Cloth

Eyeglasses are easily damaged.

  • It is important to store them in a sturdy, hard case.

  • Cleaning your frames and lenses regularly helps you see clearly and keeps your glasses looking new.

  • To clean them, use a soft microfiber cloth.

  • Use both hands to take them off (helps maintain their original shape) and never place the glasses lens down as this can result in scratched lenses.

  • Regularly check the screws that hold the frame together. If you find one is loose, tighten it gently with a small screwdriver or take your glasses into your local optical store.


Follow these tips while Buying Kids Prescription Glasses Online.