Wendi sent me the following:
The time has come and my 10 month old is needing glasses and even though I live in the big city, I am having a horrible time finding glasses that are reasonable and will work. Most places just shrug and tell me that they have a brochure, but I want to be able try them on… Plus, I don’t want to have to pay $400 and then replace them in a few months. I contacted the company Baby Banz because they make these GREAT sunglasses and turns out you CAN get a RX for them !!! I just ordered a pair and when they arrive, I will take them in to get Danny’s RX in them (and then report back). I’m just wondering if anyone else has done this (and if they have…did they get the polarized lenses?).
I know there are other companies that also sell their frames online, so parents order them and take them to a local optical shop to have the prescription lenses put in. I believe that Tomato Glasses, and Specs 4 Us also work the same way (edited to add after Mel’s comment: Solo Bambini is another example). I’m sure there are others that I’m missing, too.
Who has experience getting glasses for their children this way. Any pros or cons? How easy was it to figure out the right size frames for your child? Any other tips or comments?