Children’s Eyewear: Modern, Important, Useful – interview with Mr. Pawel Cwetkow

Your little prince and princess are all that matters – so let’s choose the best eyewear for them. Lots of useful info for the parents to read, regarding the eye health of the little ones by KWIAT’s manager Mr. Pawel Cwetkow.

Although not a priority for the ophthalmologist, fashion and style are of high importance to both parents and children. Children are always mirroring the actions and behavior of their parents. This is the reason to have the same fashion and technology trends in the children’s prescription frames and sunglasses as in the ones for adults: similar shapes, colors and materials. “Mum’s and dad’s eyewear is what’s fashionable, just a bit smaller”, says Mr. Pawel Cwetkow, CEO of the Bulgarian eyewear brand KWIAT. Round, retro and “Harry Potter” style in multiple colors is the trend in the children’s eyewear, for the 2-3 to 14 years-old ones.
Prescription frames or children must be more durable, adjustable, lighter and much safer than the ones for adults. Children’s vision is different than that of the adults therefore it is better, especially for the younger ones to have eyewear with round and bigger glasses in order for their specter of visibility not to be affected. The most important characteristics of the children’s eyewear is being anatomical and soft so they can fit well on the nose. Heavier eyewear can damage the nasal bone which is constantly changing at early age. In this sense, being anatomical must be high priority when choosing your children’s prescription or sunglasses. The aforementioned together with antiallergic, antibacterial and light weight are among the characteristics of theKWIAT children’s prescription frames. Each model in our collection is specifically made for children at the age of 1-10 and extending, flexible temple arms are available for the 1-2 years old ones. Parents should keep in mind that each pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses can be worn for an average of 2 years due to children growing process. When choosing eyewear for your children it is always good to have constant communication between optician, doctor and the child itself. This is especially true when it comes to choosing prescription glasses so your children can easily get used to wearing them. “Toy-like accessories can also help your children to get used to wearing eyewear” says Pawel Cwetkow. “Toy-like, eyewear holders are exactly that kind of accessory, and children really do like them” Mr. Cwetkow adds. Vivid, colurful chains and cases may draw your children's attention andhelpthem to get used to wearing prescription glasses or sunglasses.