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Your child will love these spectacles!

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Getting kids to wear spectacles is not an easy task. Many of them don’t want to look geeky, or they may fear being bullied at school. Most of the spectacles for children are the plain round ones or rectangular ones – not exactly cool at that age.


But now you can get your child themed spectacles about their favourite movies!

Movie Magic

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Think of one popular children’s film in the past couple of years, and no doubt ‘Frozen’ will come to mind. Disney’s ground-breaking animated film absolutely smashed box office records worldwide. The film’s themes of adventure and independence, along with unconditional love for the family, resonated loud and clear with kids as well as with adults. The epic adventures of Anna & Elsa have now been immortalised by International Eyewear in the ‘Frozen’ collection, aimed at girls between the ages of 4 and 10 years.

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For the boys, International Eyewear has come up with the ‘Star Wars Rebels™, range, inspired by Disney XD’s exciting new animated series, based on the space fantasy that has enthralled generations.

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Both the ‘Frozen’ and the ‘Star Wars™ Rebels’ frames come in bright colours with the movie name or characters on the arms. The frames are shaped so that they can accommodate most children’s prescription lenses. The spectacles come in their very own branded case.

Warning Signs

Children’s eyes need more care and attention than adults’. This is partly because your child may not be able to communicate that they are experiencing vision problems. Some symptoms that you should watch out for include:

  • Sitting close to the TV or holding a book too close to the eyes
  • Squinting while reading
  • Low attention levels
  • Poor performance at school
  • Difficulty in reading and writing
  • Complaints of headaches or eye pain

Regular eye tests are a must for children. This is especially important if you have a family history of vision problems. Most doctors recommend that you should get your child’s eyes checked at 6 months, 3 years, and before they start school.

Testing Times

Bring your child to your local Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care branch to choose from the new ‘Frozen’ and ‘Star Wars™ Rebels’ range of spectacles. Our friendly and trained practitioners are here to help you make the right choice. Begin with an eye test so that we can assess your child’s eyesight and ensure the frames are matched with the correct prescription lenses. Your child may be eligible for a free NHS eye examination, so ask our optician about it.

For children’s spectacles, we have lenses made with safe and lightweight materials such as polycarbonate, instead of glass. The spectacles are also specifically designed for a child’s smaller head and features. If your child plays regular sports, you could also buy a pair of sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses, so that your child’s eyes are protected against any sports injuries.

So drop in at one of our stores, or book an appointment online at Leightons Opticians and Hearing Care.











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