Summit Eyecare - Merlin Dr.

(208) 522-5594

Summit Eyecare - Pancheri Dr.

(208) 529-4333

Summit Eyecare - Pocatello

(208) 637-0841

Summit Eyecare - Rexburg

(208) 356-0881

Summit Eyecare - St. Anthony

(208) 624-3231

What to Look for When Buying Prescription Glasses for Kids

At Summit Eyecare in Merlin, Pancheri, Pocatello, St. Anthony, Rexburg, and Idaho Falls, ID, we specialize in offering comprehensive eye care services to our patients. Our eye doctors have built a considerable reputation, especially in the pediatric eye exam and other related areas. That's why we have compiled a list of essential factors to consider when buying kids' eyeglasses.

Lenses Material

Kids' eyeglasses are mostly made using either plastic or glass. While plastic lenses are lightweight, they tend to get scratched easily compared to those made with glass. If your child is active and plays sports often, it would be wise to use glass lenses to ensure their eyeglasses last longer. Our children's eye doctor can offer some valuable tips on the best lens materials you should consider.

UV Light Protection

Kids spend much time outdoors, and protecting their eyes from harmful UV light is vital. When buying kids' eyeglasses, look for lenses with high protection against ultraviolet rays. An experienced optometrist may assist with the most appropriate lenses with the best UV light protection. Ensure your optometrist has the expertise and experience in prescribing UV protection lenses for kids.

Material Durability

As you already know, kids will not care for their eyeglasses, which means they will likely be abused. Therefore, look for eyeglasses made with materials that can withstand regular wear and tear. The temple arms should also be well-made to protect your child's glasses against breakage. You can ask experienced eye doctors to recommend the best eyeglasses frames with durable materials.

Style and Comfort

Eye doctors encourage parents to let their kids pick the frames they like. Allowing your child to select a frame style that they find comfortable will make them more likely to wear their glasses as recommended by our children's eye doctor. You should also ensure that your child's eyeglasses are correctly fitted so that they can enjoy optimal comfort and vision clarity.

Call Us Today for Pediatric Eye Exam

At Summit Eyecare in Merlin, Pancheri, Pocatello, St. Anthony, Rexburg, and Idaho Falls, ID, a pediatric eye exam may offer much more than just a prescription number. Our eye doctors will ensure that your child's eyes receive the best care and attention they need for optimal visual development. Contact us at 208-637-0841 for an appointment with our experienced eye care professionals.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Idaho Falls - Pancheri

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Idaho Falls - Merlin

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Pocatello

Monday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

St. Anthony

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Rexburg

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Idaho Falls - Pancheri

Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Idaho Falls - Merlin

Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Pocatello

Monday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

St. Anthony

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Rexburg

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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