When you discover that your child needs glasses, it can be just as difficult for you the parent to get used to as it is for the child. You need to have a heart to heart discussion with your child so that they know how important it is to their eyes and to the family budget that they take care of their glasses. Children are constantly active, so special attention to the type of boy's eyeglasses is very important. It is not that boys are more active, but they do tend to be harder on their clothes and accessories than girls. Children are prone to breaking their glasses very easily and tend to misplace them quite often. Don't worry, the older they get, the more responsible they will become with their glasses.
When selecting prescription eyeglasses for boys, frame and lens material should be based on the child's activities and needs.
Gone are the days where the only choice in boy's eyeglasses was plastic frames. Plastic was the only material that was light enough and durable enough to withstand a child's lifestyle. Luckily, alloy technology has improved so much that the wide variety of metal frames are now considered to be kid friendly. Boys are usually best to choose a frame that is double bridged versus the single choice. Their little noses are not developed enough to for their bridge to properly support the glasses. The double bridge and adjustable nose pads do a good job in helping to keep their glasses in place.
Boy's eyeglasses come with temple options that can wrap around the head or those that fit over the ears with a curve fitting around the back of the ear. It's a matter of preference as to which one works best for your child. If he plays sports, it's a good idea to make sure the lenses are made from a material that is the most resistant to breakage. The best material for safety is polycarbonate. It is lighter, thinner, and more resistant than the typical plastic lenses. For extra safety in sports, sports goggles are a great idea. They are the best protection from impacts whether from other players or objects.
In addition, consider adding a scratch resistant coating, spring hinges, nose pads made from silicone and photochromic lenses instead of tinting.