Buying kids’ glasses
Most children will need to wear glasses because they are either short-sighted in which case they can take their pick from any of the styles in our kids’ range. If your child needs to wear glasses due to a medical condition, your optician will be able to advise on the best options to suit them and their needs.
It’s normal for kids to feel a bit reluctant to wear glasses, and in most cases, it’s all about how their glasses look. We’ve got a great selection of glasses for your child to choose from, including brands like Disney, Marvel and Emoji. So we’re confident they’ll find something that they’ll love to wear. Our in-store team will be happy to help find the right fit and style for your child.
Kids’ glasses features
Our kids’ glasses include a range of features to make sure their glasses stay comfortable and last longer.
All our kids’ glasses come with a free scratch-resistant treatment as standard. This is applied to the surface of each lens and will help their lenses last a little longer.
We wouldn’t usually recommend lens tints for kids, but a great option to consider are photochromic lenses (also known as reactions or transitions), which get darker when exposed to UV light. So if your little one is always in and out of doors, their lenses will adapt to the changing light, and provide that extra level of protection.
Many of our children’s glasses include spring hinges, which are great for keeping up with active youngsters. The sides can be bent inwards and outwards when putting them on or taking them off, which offers extra durability and flexibility – and means they’re less likely to break. Ask our team in store about which frames come with this feature.
How much should you spend on your child’s glasses?
You don’t need to spend a fortune on glasses for your child. Especially if they’re new to wearing glasses, it’s important they have the time to adapt to using, wearing and caring for their frames – which may include some bumps and breaks along the way.
Even better, all glasses in our Kids' and Teens' £89 ranges are free with an under-16s' NHS optical voucher. Your free pair will come with standard single-vision lenses with a scratch-resistant UV filter. Plus, under-16s get a free NHS-funded eye test.
Terms and conditions
Cannot be used with other offers. To your prescription only. Glasses from Kids’ £64 and Teens’ £85 ranges. Funded by valid under-16s’ NHS optical voucher. Extra Options available at an additional charge. Offer available in UK only.