The best football glasses for children
A secure fit for your little kickers
Back to school means it’s time for many youngsters to get back on the football pitch.
If your child wears glasses, or has recently had a change of prescription, ensuring they have the right eyewear for football is essential for their confidence and safety.
The speed of a football and the close physical nature of the game means that children with glasses need to be adequately kitted out. Children’s prescription sports eyewear provides both vision correction and eye protection.
Can children play football in glasses?
The FA states that “Players must have something that will be secured tight to the head so that the spectacles or goggles won’t fall off. Referees should ensure that if a request has been made to wear glasses/goggles, that they must not be a danger to himself or to any other player.”
A typical pair of glasses will not be secured to the head and can easily be knocked off. Children’s prescription sports eyewear is designed to provide a safe, secure fit when worn for football. This not only gives children the confidence to move naturally but also protects their eyes from knocks and bumps, reducing the risk of eye damage.
The FA also recommends the use of polycarbonate lenses, which are impact resistant and thinner and lighter than other lenses. Most sports glasses feature polycarbonate lenses.
Sports glasses for young children
We stock the leading brand in children’s sports eyewear, NANO. Their impact resistant glasses are specially designed for children and are suitable for all types of sport, including football, as well as playtime.
With flexible silicon frames and unbreakable lenses, they really are the best at protecting young eyes. The temples (the arms that goes behind the ear) are changeable; swapping these for a head strap ensures a secure fit for playing sports like football and makes these children’s glasses suitable for home, school and play.
NANO Eyewear frames are best suited to toddlers, preschoolers and primary school age children, helping to ensure your little kickers can play their favourite sport in comfort.
Football glasses for older children
For junior footballers and fashion conscious teens, we stock sports eyewear from leading brands in a range of sizes. Popular sport protective glasses for youth footballers include the Bolle Swag and the Bolle Baller. Both feature anti-fog lenses and a shock absorption system, which allows for ultimate comfort and protection from impact.
The Swag frame is supplied with a sports head strap, which attaches to the sides for a secure fit during football games, whilst the Baller is available with either sides and a back strap, or with a head strap. Both models are available in a range of colours.
How to order children’s prescription sports glasses
If you’re considering purchasing a pair of prescription sports glasses for your child, please visit us to see our full range. To ensure a good fit, we’ll need to take a full set of measurements.
If you have a recent spectacle prescription then all you need to do is arrange an appointment with one of our expert dispensing opticians and we can take it from there. You can book an appointment online – choose a ‘Help Choosing New Glasses‘ appointment as this will be with the right person and for the right amount of time.
If you need further advice, please call us on 01273 843946.