Ask Little Four Eyes: Robust frames for an 8 year old

I’ve decided to start a new feature: “Ask Little Four Eyes”.  If you have a children’s glasses or vision-related question, submit it here and I’ll post it to the blog as well as the facebook page and group.  I’ll collect the responses and update the post with those responses.  – Ann Z

Our first ever “Ask Little Four Eyes” question comes from Jim.  He’s looking for thoughts or recommendations on a robust glasses frame for a child.  His 8 year has a tendency to express anger destructively, most recently turning his glasses in to a four piece set.

broken frames

They’re working through behavior issues, including aggression, via Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and the behaviorist is already aware of the tendency to have anger and frustration come out destructively.  They’ve alerted the team to the latest round of destruction.  What Jim is looking for is recommendations for “life-proof” frames.

Ok, so now it’s your turn to weigh in!  I know that even the most robust frames can be broken by a determinedly destructive child, but I’d love to hear your recommendations – as would Jim. Leave a comment with your thoughts here, and I’ll be back in a few days with update with collected responses.

3 responses to “Ask Little Four Eyes: Robust frames for an 8 year old

  1. I know some people don’t like Miraflex on older children, but I think they can look sophisticated (especially if you get them in a dark color) and honestly, if your focus is on what the most indestructible glasses are, then those are the ones. My son has worn his INSIDE OUT on occasion before I realized what was wrong with them, and they were fine. I’m sure some damage could still be done to them, but it’d be much less than with wire or plastic frames!


  2. My son used to break his glasses every 3 weeks until we found spinners SP5 series by OGI. Downside, they only come in a 44 and they discontinued the line but they can still be found on Amazon. We have been struggling to find a new pair as he is outgrowing these and he only wants these….heartbreaking. Good Luck!


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