Your Child Should See An Eye Doctor


Your child should be seeing the optometrist regularly, even if their vision seems to be fine. Should they start to have vision problems, then you are going to want to have those issues caught as early as possible. If your child is found to need corrective lenses at their vision exam, then you should consider some of the advice offered below regarding getting them glasses and/or contacts. 

Eyeglasses for very young children

If your child is very young, such as preschool-aged, then you want to make sure you get them the right glasses, or you can find yourself replacing them often. Consider getting your child flexible frames with a band that comfortably fits around their head. Get anti-scratch coating on the lenses, or they will likely end up being scratched up not too long after they start wearing the glasses.

Your young child may not like their glasses at first, but they will eventually get used to them. You can increase the chances of them liking their glasses by getting them excited about them and allowing them to make some of the decisions, such as letting them choose the color. 

Eyeglasses for older children and teens

When your older child or teenager needs glasses, you will likely find that they will have plenty to say about what they want. Help them find the right shape for their face, then let them pick the ones they want. People with oval faces will look good in just about any frame shape. People with round faces tend to look best in rectangular or square frames. People with faces with more of a square shape will usually look best in round or oval frames. People with heart-shaped faces normally look best in rectangular, cat eye, or oval glasses. 

Contacts for teenagers

At your teen's eye exam, you can also have them fitted for contact lenses. Many teenagers prefer wearing contacts. They may want colored contacts, but you should seriously consider getting them clear ones because the colored lenses can be harder to see through. If you get them contacts, you should still make sure they have a pair of glasses. This way, they can still see well even when they don't feel like putting their contacts in. Plus, if something happens to the contacts, they will have their glasses to wear. You can likely purchase the glasses and contacts from the optometrist's office directly after your child's eye exam. The glasses will need to be ordered, but they will often have contacts on hand you can buy right then.

For more information, contact an eye doctor in your area.


25 April 2022

Visiting Your Optometrist Early

When a friend of mine started experiencing cloudy vision, they decided to put off a trip to their optometrist's office. Unfortunately, three months later, they found themselves completely blind in one eye—a condition that ended up being permanent. It turned out that they had an undiagnosed eye infection that destroyed their vision. After hearing about that problem, we realized that it might be smart to visit our eye doctor early—before permanent problems set in. Check out this blog for reasons not to skip out on early vision appointments, so that you can protect your family's vision and keep everyone happy and healthy.