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Monday, November 16, 2020

Tips for Buying Children's Eyeglasses


Thank you to JINS for sponsoring this post.

In today's post, I'll tell you about JINS - the trendiest place to order blue light eyeglasses or prescription eyeglasses for children and adults. This Japanese brand is extremely popular as they are a leader in crafting stylish, high quality, and innovative eyewear. Their lightweight glasses are great for adults, but I have to point out that they are an incredible lifesaver when it comes to picky children who need eyeglasses that you hardly feel are there. (Parents will also appreciate the reasonable price tag!)  

When my oldest son was a transitioned to grade school several years ago, my husband and I may have done a little happy dance because we no longer had to pay for daycare. At just over $10k per year, we felt relief with our lighter budget. This relief lasted for a few years, but if you have an older child, you know that there is another surge of expenses when they are older. They may need glasses, braces, and tutoring in addition to the basic expenses of healthcare, school supplies, club fees, camp fees, and so on.  Plus, if you are like us, you may have younger children who are in daycare. (We are back to paying hefty daycare fees for our youngest.)  So, when our son needed new prescription eye glasses and was self conscious about the idea of wearing glasses, I knew that this was something that I needed to research. My top goal was to find glasses that he would feel confident wearing. Secondarily, if I could find a reasonable price, that would be nice too.  Luckily, I came across JINS an online store that is perfect for children like my son who are hesitant to wear their glasses. 

As I mentioned earlier, JINS is a popular Japanese brand that is well known for excellent quality and innovative design.  Right now, they are at the forefront of eyeglasses that protect against blue light for screens.  JINS is one of the early brands to innovate for this growing trend. Of course, they are also known for their stylish and lightweight designs for prescription eyeglasses which is what I want to talk about today. JINS stood out to me because I have an incredibly picky child who did not want to wear eyeglasses. It turns out that their lightweight and stylish designs are comfortable for him.

Placing the order is easy. He virtually explored the options and chose the perfect frames - KRF-16A-353. We then measured our son using the instructions on their website and sent his prescription with the order.  Less than a week later, a package arrived with his glasses. It was a quick and easy process that he enjoyed. The eye glasses are great quality. The prices start at $60 and up, depending on what you order. (Yes, a fraction of the price of our local optometrist's office.) My son is happy and we are happy!

Now that we've been through the process, I have to say that we definitely recommend JINS. They made it easy to order stylish prescription eyeglasses that exceeded our expectations!   Here are some tips that I learned along the way for buying eyeglasses for children.

Tips for Buying Prescription Eyeglasses for Children 
1. Consider shopping online.
The prices for a single pair of eyeglasses with prescription lenses at my son's optometrist's office was a bit shocking. I was able to find excellent quality prescription eyeglasses for half of the price by shopping online at JINS.  I'll also add that I noticed a similar issue with contact lenses for myself. Our optometrist charges more than double for my contact lenses compared to online stores. In Texas (and probably most states), the doctor is required to give you a prescription to use elsewhere, so don't be shy to ask for the prescription. You won't be the first parent to ask for a copy of the prescription since it adds up quickly when you are buying glasses and/or contacts for your entire family.

2. Involve your child in the selection of their glasses.  
During the COVID-19 quarantine, I feel like it's risky to try on eyeglasses. This is a great time to use online technology to try on your potential eyeglasses. For instance, JINS has an option to virtually try on eyeglasses. It's pretty cool! Now that we know about it, we will probably use it in the future even after the quarantine is over. It was actually fun and he was thrilled when his package arrived.

3. Don't skimp on scratch resistant lenses.
Even as an adult, I prefer scratch resistant lenses. This is a must-have for children's lenses too.  JINS lenses are already scratch resistant, so I was happy that there isn't an extra fee. Some places will charge an extra fee. Be sure that you don't overlook this option!  

4. Focus on fashion.
In some regards, it's tough to be a child. Your child may be self conscious about wearing glasses, so make sure that you respect their preferences and give a lot of encouragement. The option to virtually try eyeglasses on was very nice. My son loved shopping on their website and wasn't self conscious in the privacy of our home.

5. Give encouragement.
Offer encouragement that they look great in their new glasses.  Don't we all question how we look at different times?  When kids get new glasses, this is often one of those times!  Positive words go a long way!  We also told some of our son's teachers about his hesitation with glasses. They gave him encouragement too.

I hope that you enjoyed these tips and enjoy shopping for prescription eyeglasses for your child.  We had a fantastic experience with JINS and definitely recommend that you check them out.

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