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What are the top recommended frames for kids?

Posted by: Northwest Eye in News on January 12, 2022

The needs for youth eyewear starts with quality lens materials that are light weight, impact resistant, include scratch protection and give the clearest optics possible. Particular attention should be given to frame materials and its construction to assure comfort, style, and durability for your child’s eyewear.

Here are a few considerations when picking out frame styles for your kiddo:

  • New materials from Nano Vista eyewear called siliflex are light weight, allergy free, environmentally friendly, extremely durable and come in endless color options. Nano combines this technology with their patented hinge design that has no screws and can be easily converted to a headband or mini strap.
  • Both titanium and stainless steel are durable metals that are light weight and hold frame adjustments to ensure comfort & are available from several eyewear collections.
  • Nike and EasyTwist frame styles often use titanium mixed with other metals to form a titanium alloy that is super flexible and literally springs back to shape when it’s durability is tested. This titanium alloy is frequently combined with TurboFlex hinges that will flex 360 degrees!

At Northwest Eye, we know that everyone, regardless of their age, wants to look and feel good in their new glasses. Our certified opticians can help your child find the perfect style and color that fits his or her face, while staying within your budget and meeting the requirements of your child’s prescriptions.

Warranty Information

All glasses purchased at Northwest Eye automatically include a 1-year warranty that covers both the frame and lenses against scratches and breakage for a 1- time replacement at no charge.

You can upgrade to our hassle-free eyewear warranty that is exclusive to kids and teens for only $29. This hassle-free warranty extends your child’s warranty another 6 months and gives additional protection for a 1-time replacement at 50% off for any reason, even loss, during the hassle-free warranty period.


Serving Our Community

With six locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Be Eye Wise and schedule a general eye exam or a specific service consultation today. We have optical  at the following offices:  Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Anthony, and Wayzata, MN.

8501 Golden Valley Rd.,
Suite 100 & 200
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Please note:
***This office will be moving to our new Crosstown location on January 1.**
New Location:
12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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