frame makers sets their sights on kids | chennai news - times of india - polycarbonate lenses
Chennai: he may be only three years old, but when he walked into the optician shop, Sonal Khandhar's son was very clear about what kind of optician he wanted.
Red and Black, color of four arms (
One of the cartoon characters Ben-
Many incarnations of 10)
He told his mother.
What they picked up was so red and black.
"I'm more concerned about the kind of lenses that best suit his myopia, and my son picks the frames," Sonal said . ".
"He knows exactly what he wants, but that's what most kids do now," she added . ".
Several opticians in the city said that the market for children's optical frames is booming, with prices sometimes reaching Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000, and even toy manufacturers and fashion companies are beginning to participate.
"These days, you can buy Barbie dolls, firewheels and Disney-branded frames for young children
"End your teen Espirit," said Pratik Shah, general manager, optician, a eyewear manufacturer.
Sathya Chandrasekar, who owns the optical store A Vision Center, said that A few years ago, the average price parents were willing to pay for their children's frames was about Rs 200, now within the range of Rs 500.
"It used to be the parents who just came to get the photo frame, but now it is the children's request.
That's why we started stocking, "she said.
Ashok Pandian, an optometrist with London optician, said that while girls prefer bright and bold, young boys like adults who look dark.
"But I found that parents are willing to spend more money on the camera besides the lens.
They gave up the glass for more expensive but durable polycarbonate.
"They have understood the importance of UV protection, so they are willing to spend more money on the camera," Ashok Pandian said . " He added that from the price of Rs 2,000 or more
"Earlier, parents walked into the usual Oval --and square-
Metal frame shape.
But today, you can get the frame made of acetate, which is not only more durable, but also has cute bold colors that children like.
Children no longer want to hide behind their frames;
They want to show off.
"Wearing glasses has become their fashion manifesto," said Shah . ".
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