Children’s Eye Care

Are Allergies Affecting Your Eyes?

Has your sneezing, sniffling, and nasal congestion started yet? Seasonal allergies can also affect the eyes, causing redness, itching, burning, watery eyes, and swollen eyelids.  The good news is, there are treatments that can help with allergy symptoms that are affecting your eyes.

Eye allergies, also called ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, affect one in five Americans.  Though the symptoms they cause can be annoying….not to mention unbecoming…they pose little threat to your eyesight, other than temporary blurriness.  However, red, itchy, burning, or puffy eyes can also be caused by infections and other conditions which may threaten your vision.  So, […]

New and Bigger Frame Selection

You asked, and we listened! This month we brought in over 300 new designer frames in many different styles.  Names like Gant, Guess, Line Art, Sketcher’s, and others.  Our trunk show with Ovvo frames yesterday was a success, with their unbreakable titanium surgical steel blend, fun colors, stylish sunglasses, they are a great frame for very active kids or adults.  Their frames are so strong they can hold up to 45 lbs of weight!  We look forward to adding Ovvo frames to our selection.  As always, you get a 30% discount on second pairs.

Controlling Nearsightedness in Children

NearsightednessMyopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem affecting children who can see well up close, while distant objects are blurred. Nearsighted children tend to squint to see distant objects such as the board at school. They also tend to sit closer to the television to see it more clearly.

Sometimes, childhood myopia can worsen year after year. This change can be disconcerting to both children and their parents, prompting the question: “Will it ever stop? Or, someday will this get so bad that glasses won’t help?”

Myopia that develops in childhood nearly always […]

Learning-Related Vision Problems

Vision ProblemsThere’s no question that good vision is important for learning. Experts say more than 80% of what your child is taught in school is presented to them visually.

To make sure your child has the visual skills they need for school, the first step is to make sure your child has 20/20 eyesight and that any nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism is fully corrected with glasses or contact lenses. But there are other, less obvious learning-related vision problems you should know about as well.

Good vision is more than 20/20 visual acuity

Your […]

Are Contact Lenses a Good Choice for Kids?

A common question many parents have about contact lenses and kids is: “When is my child old enough to wear contact lenses?”
Contact Lenses
Physically, your child’s eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very young age. Some babies are fitted with contact lenses due to eye conditions present at birth.  In a recent study that involved fitting nearsighted children of ages 8-11 with one-day disposable contact lenses, 90% had no trouble applying or removing the contacts without assistance from their parents.

A matter of maturity

So the important question is whether or not your […]

Your Infant’s Eye Care

Infant Eye CareOne of the greatest moments after the birth of your baby is the first time your newborn daughter or son opens their eyes and makes eye contact with you. But don’t be concerned if that doesn’t happen right away.

The visual system of a newborn infant takes some time to develop. In the first week of life, your newborn’s vision is quite blurry, and they see only in shades of gray. It takes several months for your child’s vision to fully develop.

Knowing the expected milestones of your baby’s vision development […]

Vision Therapy for Children

Vision TherapyMany children have vision problems other than simple refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These “other” vision problems include amblyopia (“lazy eye”), eye alignment or eye teaming problems, focusing problems, and visual perceptual disorders. Left untreated, these non-refractive vision problems can cause eyestrain, fatigue, headaches, and learning problems.

What is vision therapy?

Vision therapy (also called orthoptics or vision training) is an individualized program of eye exercises and other methods to treat non-refractive vision problems. The therapy is usually performed in an optometrist’s office, but most treatment plans also include […]