Specsavers stores in Castlebar and Ballina specialise in children’s eye care and can advise on the best eyewear ranges for kids. This includes contact lenses, which are perfect for afterschool sports and other recreational activities.
From Saturday morning GAA and soccer matches, to running around in the park after school, glasses are not always the most practical choice for active little ones so contact lenses can be a great alternative for children on the go. The professional teams at Specsavers Castlebar and Ballina will be happy to advise parents and kids on choosing the correct contact lenses to wear.
There is no official age for children to start wearing contact lenses, however, opticians will assess if a child is mature enough to use and look after their contact lenses properly. Specsavers recommends that a parent or guardian should initially supervise their child handling contact lenses. Most children are quick learners who will easily understand the process of cleaning, caring for, handling and using contact lenses on their own.
Ballina store director, Eva Roache, stated: "Contact lenses can be a convenient option for some active children, however they must be shown the correct way to use them in order to prevent any discomfort or misuse. Our team will always ensure parents and children are given demonstrations in store of best use practice."
Staff across Specsavers Mayo stores also understand that children can sometimes feel self-conscious when it comes to wearing glasses and so contact lenses can correct their vision while maintaining their natural appearance.
In addition to offering contact lenses to younger customers, Specsavers has a fantastic selection of kids glasses available. As part of its ongoing drive to make children’s lenses as durable and safe as possible, Specsavers glasses are designed and sized in a way that will best fit your youngster’s face.
Niamh O’Connell, store director at Specsavers Castlebar added: "New technical advancements now ensure that the fit of the frame is prioritised as much as style, providing protection from any mishaps that happen as part of your child’s lifestyle. There have been adjustments to lens shapes to allow more lens coverage and the frames are also designed to sit more comfortably on the face, allowing for differing facial shapes and sizes."
Also noteworthy is the fact that all glasses in the kids’ €55 range at Specsavers’ Mayo stores are free with an under-12s’ HSE optical voucher. There are plenty of frames for little ones to choose from, with popular ranges from Crayola, My Little Pony, Minions, Frozen and Moana. With something to suit all tastes and styles, these collections will allow youngsters to channel some of their favourite characters, with a host of colourful and stylish glasses to choose from.
At Specsavers’ Mayo stores, customers are always guaranteed expert eye care, exceptional choice and outstanding value for money. For further information, pop into Specsavers Mayo stores at Unit 9, Hopkins Road, Castlebar call (093 ) 903 8750 or log on to www.specsavers.ie/book/castlebar or on Tone St, Carrowcushlaun West, Ballina, call (096 ) 75446 or log on to www.specsavers.ie/book/ballina