I just stumbled across this page – A Child’s Eyes – and was struck by just how much great information is here – information on different types of frames, how to know if your child’s frames fit right, age-specific hints to get kids to wear glasses, and more. I’ll add it to our list of resources, but I wanted to post about it, too. Danielle Crull (Miss Danielle) is a Master-Certified Optician (there are only around 330 in the US) who has specialized in fitting glasses to children. Her masters thesis is “The Pediatric Optician: Dispensing for the Infant and Young Child” (links to pdf). It includes a lengthy explanation of ways to measure the pupillary distance for young children, which I found particularly relevant given the discussion on the ordering glasses online post.
I’ve contacted Miss Danielle, and she has graciously agreed to an interview about the types of frames, how to fit them correctly, and glasses maintenance. If you have any other questions that you’d like an expert optician to answer, let me know and I’ll add it to my list.