• Is it safe to buy kids eyeglasses online?
    In the pediatric population in particular it can be very tricky since a badly made eyeglass prescription can interfere with actual treatments to improve visual development in a child including lazy eye (amblyopia), strabismus (misaligned eye). This raises concerns that purchasing eyewear online may not be the best option. The main issue is the abundance of websites that sell glasses without expertise from a pediatric licensed optician which is why the product that is order online isn’t always what is prescribed. At OPTIWOW we have over 25 years of experience fitting and making children’s glasses, our order are all inspected by a professional pediatric optician that is why we guarantee your prescription will be filled correctly.
  • Do all optical stores carry same assortment of kids’ eyeglasses?
    Most eyewear shops carry a limited assortment of children’s eyeglasses. Fitting your child with the correct size and shape is extremely important. We have many years of experience fitting children and teens of all ages, and we have the largest selection of eyewear products for kids.
  • Why do frame prices vary so much from one online site to the other?
    Prices can vary dramatically based on quality, brand and current styles. Beware of buying cheap glasses or generic brands online. Children are active and rougher with eyeglasses than adults, so quality is critical.Some sites sell eyewear that has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. OPTIWOW only sells high-quality eyewear from well-known brands in styles that are still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Does lens quality really make a difference? Why is there such a big difference in prices?
    Your child’s sight is very important that is why we offer only top quality lenses. Inexpensive lenses cause distortions and can harm the eyes. A better quality lens will give a better quality image to the brain during the development years of a child. Young children can’t necessarily tell the difference and may not complain, but the process is happening in the child’s brain.
  • Does my child need more than one pair of glasses?
    It is not uncommon for children to break or lose their eyeglasses. A spare pair will ensure that your child can continue wearing glasses while their other pair is being repaired or replaced.
  • Do children really need sunglasses?
    Yes. Young children are very vulnerable to the sun’s UV radiation. The skin around their eyes is very delicate and should be protected. Because UV light from sun exposure can cause problems later in life, children who spend a significant amount of time outdoors should wear sunglasses. Studies show that prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause cataracts and other eye diseases. Sunglasses need not be expensive, but it’s important to ensure that they offer 100% UV protection.
  • Does my child need protective eyewear?
    Thousands of eye injuries could be prevented each year if more children wore protective eyewear. According to Prevent Blindness America, there are approximately 40,000 sports-related injuries each year that are severe enough to require emergency services. That's one sports related eye injury every 13 minutes. Eye injuries happen all too frequently when kids are enjoying sports, or while in the home. Children are especially vulnerable to eye injuries because they often don’t consider that their eyes, and possibly a lifetime of healthy vision, can be at stake. It is extremely important that children with limited vision in one eye use protective eyewear.
  • How do I get my child to wear glasses?
    Be sure to provide a positive perspective and reinforce how important it is to wear glasses. Involve your child in the process of selecting the glasses and compliment them on how good they look. Let your child’s teacher know about your child’s glasses so they can help your child with any issues that arise at school.
  • My child seems so self-conscious about wearing glasses, what do I do?
    Children who wear glasses may feel self-conscious. It helps to find eyewear that suits your child’s style and looks. Because OPTIWOW has the largest selection of children’s eyewear in the country, we know you will find glasses that will bring out the best of your child’s personality and features.
  • How should we care for my child’s glasses?
    We provide a special case, eyeglass cleaning solution and cloth with every OPTIWOW order to help protect your child’s eyewear. These simple rules will keep glasses like new: Always keep glasses in their case when not wearing them.Remove glasses with both hands to avoid bending them out of shape. Don’t put glasses face down on any surface to avoid scratching the lenses.  Always clean glasses with eyeglass cleaning solution and a special cloth to avoid scratching or damaging the lens treatment
  • Why do glasses seem to slide off my child’s face?
    Kids can be rough on their glasses, and over time the frames may lose their shape. Have the glasses adjusted properly and frequently. If they continue to slide, the glasses may no longer fit. Email a photo to us so we can diagnose the problem and point you in the right direction.
  • My child sits very close to the TV. Is there something wrong with his/her eyes?
    Many children like to sit close to the TV so that the picture is as big as possible. While this may be a sign of nearsightedness, it is not necessarily an indication of eye problems.
  • I wear eyeglasses. Does this mean my child will need eyeglasses?
    Not necessarily, although certain eye conditions can be hereditary. If there is a significant family history of an eye condition, early examination by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist is recommended.
  • What lens material is the safest for children?
    The safest lenses are made from polycarbonate, which is impact-resistant, shatterproof, lightweight, has a scratch resistant coating, and offers UVA/UVB protection. They are the #1 choice for children’s glasses, safety glasses and sports goggles, and many states require them for all kids under age 18.
  • What is AR (anti-reflective) coating?
    AR coating is a lens treatment that reduces light reflection from both the front and back surfaces of the lens. The coating allows more light to pass through the lenses and thereby improves vision. AR coated lenses are nearly invisible and more cosmetically appealing since they allow people to better see the wearer’s eyes and facial expressions. They also provide better vision for night driving, computer use and reading.
  • If I have scratch resistant lenses does this mean they won’t scratch at all?
    Scratch resistant coating protects lenses from scratches but does not prevent scratching completely
  • What is the difference between bifocal and progressive lenses?
    Bifocal lenses have a visible line that divides the upper part used for distance vision and the lower part used for near vision. Progressive lenses do not have a visible line; they provide a seamless progression of lens powers for all viewing distances.