We haven't gotten the Specs to fit Aidan perfectly yet. His new glasses always take a few weeks of tweaking before we get it right. Right now I feel like they keep sliding down on his nose. If I try to push them up to where they look like they should be, he pushes them back down. We probably need to adjust the nose pads and the bend at the ear on the temples.
I notice that the frames look really wide on his face. When we compare them to the Flexons, the lenses are almost the exact same size, but the frame of the Specs then extends further out on each side to make the frame wider instead of heading straight back to the ears (the temples). It makes the frames look a little odd when you look at them at the angle I have them in the pic below. They look really far away from the face. The bridge is lower and smaller, but seems to sit well on his nose. I don't like the way it looks when the glasses slide down, though. They're a completely different look than the really high bridge on the Flexons. Check out the Specs Gallery and the pic below to see what I mean. In summary, the glasses have a smaller bridge (works well on Aidan's small nose) and wider temples (Aidan's face isn't particularly wide, so not as big an issue for us as for other families).
Even though I think they look far away from his face at the angle above, when you look straight on they are right where they need to be...
We have already gotten tons of compliments on Aidan's frames from complete strangers. They are just about the cutest frames, ever. He picked the color himself, so he likes to tell me his glasses are blue every time I put them on him. He leaves them on except when we're in the car (he always takes off his glasses in the car).
I would say that my only issue with them comes from not having them adjusted perfectly for his face yet. Like I said, we run into this with new frames every time.
So, overall, I highly recommend these frames. They're adorable, flexible, high quality, not too pricey, and fit Aidan very well. Our optician told us that she has also had a lot of luck with these glasses for folks outside of the Down syndrome community. Apparently, anyone with a very tiny nose bridge seems to do well with these glasses.
Check out the Specs 4 Us website to see where you can find glasses to try on your child. They have dramatically expanded their locations in the last year. We are lucky in that we recommended them to our eye doctor about a year ago, right when Aidan got his last pair of frames, and now our eye doctor carries them. We didn't have to go far.
For anyone in the Columbus area, we LOVE our eye doctor: Dr. Carole Burns at The Solution Center in Westerville. At their office, they work with a lot of kids with special needs.