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How to Keep Kids with Myopia Active: A Parent's Guide

Updated: Jul 4

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common condition affecting many children today. As a parent, you might be concerned about how myopia will impact your child's ability to stay active and enjoy their favourite activities. The good news is, that with the right eyewear and eyecare solutions, myopia does not have to slow your kids down. Therefore, here is the basic guide for what your child needs to be able to stay active.

1. Durable Frames for Active Play

When it comes to kids, eyewear durability is crucial. Children are naturally energetic and curious, and their glasses need to keep up with their active lifestyle. Choose eyewear designed specifically for active children, with frames that are durable, flexible, and safe for everyday play. Not only will this save costs on having to replace glasses, but it will also ensure your child's eye's safety.

  • Durability: Tough materials that resist breaking.

  • Flexibility: Frames that bend without snapping, ideal for active use.

  • Comfort: Designed to stay comfortable all day long, even during intense activities.


2. Sunglasses Against UV Rays

It is crucial to protect your child's eyes from harmful UV rays, especially when spending long hours outdoors. Sunglasses serve as more than just a fashion statement; they are a vital means of safeguarding your child's eyes from the sun's damaging effects. Learn more about how the sun is harmful to your child's eyes here.

  • UV Protection: Blocks out harmful UV rays to keep eyes safe.

  • Detachable Design: Easily switch between regular glasses and sunglasses.

  • Comfort and Fit: Designed to fit well without slipping, making them perfect for active play.


3. Ear Hooks for Secured Glasses

One common issue with kids wearing glasses is that they can slip and fall off during vigorous activities. Ear hooks are a small but necessary solution that secures glasses in place by attaching to the arms of the glasses and looping around the ears. This provides an extra layer of security, ensuring the glasses stay put no matter how much your child moves.

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  • Security: Keeps glasses from slipping during activities.

  • Universal Fit: One size fits all, making them versatile.

  • Fun Designs: Kid-friendly dog design that makes wearing glasses more enjoyable.


4. Clean Lenses, Clear Vision

A lens cleaning kit is essential for your kids to maintain clear vision. Active kids can easily get their glasses dirty, so having a portable cleaning kit ensures they can keep their lenses clean on the go. Make this kit yourself by including a spectacle cleaning cloth and a lens cleaner spray in a disinfected container.



Myopia does not have to limit your child's activities. With the right eyewear solutions like Eyelet Active frames, SunPlus sunglasses, and GRYP ear hooks, your children can continue to stay active, enjoy their favourite activities, and do so with confidence and comfort.

Prioritising sturdy, reliable, and kid-friendly eyewear ensures that your child's myopia is managed effectively without compromising on their active lifestyle. Don't let myopia slow your kids down!

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References used:

SJEA. (2021, July 6). Prevention of myopia in children: St. John’s eye associates. St Johns Eye Associates.

Sprabary, A. (2020, May 18). Best kids’ glasses for all their activities. All About Vision.

Hautala, L. (2023, June 21). Kids need sunglasses as much as-or more than-adults. here’s why. National Geographic

CEEC. (2015). Spectacle Fitting. The Children's Eye & Ent Centre

Dr Hurlbert, M. (2023, September 26). How to clean your glasses: Maple Ridge. Maple Ridge Eye Care - Optometrists.


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