When my son Augie was almost 4 years old, we found ourselves on the hunt for a pair of prescription glasses. I remember working our way through the rows of kids glasses, trying to land on frames that looked juuuust right.
Unfortunately for Augie and his already developed low-key sense of style, we never found the perfect pair.
Instead, we found a pair that would do the job. I fixed an encouraging smile on my face as we walked out the door, but I admit, I was pretty gutted. I’d already started picturing him in his new glasses at school and playing with his friends. Would he be ok?
His little face was swamped by the frames we’d come away with – looking back now, I know they were definitely too big for him.
Around 18 months later, it was my daughter Poppy’s turn. This time, I took the search further afield and online.
My mission was to find classic frames that would not only perform, fit right and feel right but would also be the icing on the top of any outfit. The sort of frames I’d want to wear myself, to be honest. Having worn glasses from a young age myself, I knew how important it was for kids to be happy in their glasses.