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Old 03-07-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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Hi,

My three year old has apparently inherited my bad eyes and has been diagnosed as near sighted. All of the kids frame we've looked at have been made for older children 7-8 and simply look giant size on his face. Has anyone had to find frames for a toddler? If so where? He's too old for the infant frames that wrap around his head but I don't want him to look like he has on a pair of my glasses either...

Thanks!
jorrie
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Has anyone had to find frames for a toddler? If so where? He's too old for the infant frames that wrap around his head but I don't want him to
You might start by looking online. Once you find something you like, ask a local optical shop if they can order it. For example, I found this picture of a Fisher-Price frame called Lollipop. It has a curved ear-piece that won't come off easily. See point 5: Tips for Parents on Buying Children's Eyeglasses That Will Last
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:23 AM
 
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The on-line one is a good suggestion once I figure out the right size and shape for his face. I now buy almost all my glasses on line. However, I know what frame size and shape looks good on me. Right now, I'm not sure of that for him so I am really trying to find a location that has a variety of frames to try on him.

I'm finding it very hard to find a place :-( We've been to three so far with no luck
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Probably you have found this site already: Children in glasses photo gallery | little four eyes

The store mentioned most frequently is the WalMart optical, next often Costco.

What part of the Triangle are you in? Have your child's eyes already been examined?

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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If it's convenient, you may want to check out the Eye Associates affiliated with the Duke Eye Center. I haven't had to shop for glasses for my little ones (yet!) but do recall them having a pretty good selection of kids' glasses from infants on up. Good luck!
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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You may want to call the people at Zenni.com. Here is their page about children's glasses: Zenni Optical - Eyeglasses, Children Glasses

I bought some for my grandson (elementary school age), and they were extremely helpful in finding the appropriate pair. They have a huge selection of glasses.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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The Optical Dispensary - part of Raleigh Eye Center in Raleigh. My daughter started wearing glasses about that same age and they have a good selection. I personally would discourage buying online at this age because really the glasses need to be tried on and sized to fit. The Eye Center will replace broken glasses for free as well. We used that service a lot! And another plus is their turnaround is fast -3-4 days as opposed to other places that take two weeks.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:22 PM
 
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Probably you have found this site already: Children in glasses photo gallery | little four eyes

The store mentioned most frequently is the WalMart optical, next often Costco.

What part of the Triangle are you in? Have your child's eyes already been examined?
Walmart optical has a well deserved bad name for poorly made lenses and frames. All our family's purchases from Walmart optical were unsatisfactory.

Costco has a good name, and I understand you don't have to be a member to use Costco optical according to state law. Just tell the greeter you are going to optical and are not a member. You might have to pay cash.
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