NHS and designer children's frames and sunglasses

VIEW : Childrens Glasses

Childrens Prescription Frames

If the time comes when a child needs to wear glasses, this need not to be seen as a disadvantage. The wide choice of spectacle frames now available for children are comfortable and practical, as well as cool and trendy. Several celebrities such as Tinie Tempah, wear glasses without prescription lenses, simply because they think they look cool. Spectacle frames for children are well designed and attractive, with features such as adjustable nose pads and saddle bridges for small, unformed noses, and spring hinges for durability and comfort. Plastic lenses are supplied to children, being far lighter and safer than glass, and these can be treated with anti-scratch finishes for durability.

Under the NHS an eye examination is available without charge for all children up to the age of 16, and 19 if they are in full-time education. As an indication of the importance of children's sight care, only a qualified optometrist or dispensing optician registered with the General Optical Council, or a registered medical practitioner, is permitted by law to supply children's spectacles.

Following an eye examination, parents are entitled to a voucher towards the cost of any glasses or contact lenses prescribed. The value of the voucher will be determined by the prescription required by the child. The Big Optician offers a range of good quality frames for children and young people that are entirely free with their voucher.

Childrens Ranges

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Childrens Fun Frames

We have a great range of frames for kids, many of which are FREE using the NHS Voucher. Our FREE kids' frames include those made from acetate in cool and cute colours as well as more traditional metal frames.

We have a designer kids range that includes frames from: High School Musical; Hannah Montana; Barbie; Pepsi; Action Man; and Spider Man.  Many of these are available for a £10 upgrade with the NHS Voucher.  We also do replacement and repairs of kids spectacles, usually this is free of charge.


Nike Vision

Nike is a instantly recognised sports brand the world-over.  Nike eyewear is understated and sporty, with styles and colours for girls and boys, they are perfect for teenager who want to wear a branded frame.


Miu Miu

For Teens and larger kids we have an excellent range of free frames that are small and trendy.

Miu Miu produce a fabuolous range of designer frames for children.

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Lindberg Kids Frames

The Big Optician is one of the only stockists of Lindberg frames in the North East and we guarantee you the best pricing.

It was not until the beginning of the 1980's when the Danish optometrist Poul-Jorn Lindberg started needing spectacles himself that he really became aware of what it is like to wear spectacles. His views were clear: A spectacle frame is like a scaffold which one wears on one's face – heavy, stiff and uncomfortable. Rather than trying to find faces to suit these scaffolds, why not make the scaffolds to suit the faces? He started working with the architect Hans Dissing and together they conceived a different frame-building system: Air Titanium. With Air Titanium and the ensuing frame concepts LINDBERG has revolutionised the international market for eyewear, has been awarded a large number of the most prestigious design prizes in the world and has made life easier and more beautiful for spectacle wearers – worldwide.

Each Lindberg frame is handcrafted exclusively for the wearer and with frames weighing as little as 1.9 grams Lindberg eyewear is of the most lightweight in the world. The frames are of beautiful, minimalistic designs without screws, rivets and welds. Lindberg’s patented and prize-winning frame building system has made it possible to create a unique and personal frame for every individual – perfect in shape, colour and size.

Staff at The Big Optician are Lindberg-trained and will be happy to talk to you in more detail and demonstrate the benefits of Lindberg frames when you call into the practices. We have a fantastic range for children.