We carry the following kids brands:
|Otis & Piper
Kid’s don’t always love wearing glasses, but with our selection of designer frames, your child will look their best and see their best. Bring your children in for an eye appointment and then choose from our broad selection of frames including: Disney, Lacoste, Seventeen and Ray Ban.
The first eye exam
Illinois Law requires that proof of an eye examination by an optometrist who provides eye examinations be submitted to the school no later than October 15 of the year the child is first enrolled or as required by the school for other children.
Even if your child exhibits no symptoms of vision problems, he or she should have an eye exam by the age of 6 months and again at age 3, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA).
Having a complete eye exam before your child enters school allows enough time to catch and correct any vision problems that may interfere with learning. For this reason, preschool children should receive another eye exam right before beginning school.
Make sure your child receives a comprehensive eye exam from an eye doctor, not just vision screenings from school nurses or pediatricians. Vision screenings may help spot problems, but they often miss them, too, because they are not complete tests.
Should my child wear sunglasses?
Absolutely! Exposure to ultraviolet rays increases their risk for cataracts and other eye problems later in life.
Putting low-quality sunglasses on your child is actually worse than wearing no sunglasses at all. Poor-quality sunglasses can cause your child’s pupils to dilate, letting more UVA and UVB rays in — without offering protection.
When choosing sunglasses, buy a pair with a label saying it blocks 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays.
Can my child wear contact lenses?
We believe that children as little as second grade can safely wear daily contacts as long as the parent understand that they will need to play a vital role in applying and removing the contact lens and supervising their childs hygiene related to handling contact lenses.
My child needs glasses, now what?
Choose a flattering frame. Pick a squarish frame for your round-faced child, a round shape for your child with a more angular face. And go small: Oversize glasses can make a kid look bug-eyed.
Be flexible. You may think plastic styles are cuter (bright colors, fun shapes), and they’re fine. If you can’t get a good fit, though, metal’s can be much easier to adjust. Look for flexible metals with spring hinges, which bend without breaking as easily.
Focus on fit. A too-tight nose pad will pinch and prevent the glasses from sitting close enough to your child’s eyes. When it’s too wide, the frames slip and slide on the nose. Check to see if their eyes are centered in the lens and there’s very little space between your child’s cheek and the lower rim of the frames.
Little ones need special help. For a child under 3, go for a silicone-covered, wraparound earpiece. For a baby, consider a soft strap that fits around the back of the head (otherwise you are going to have a hard time keeping track of them!).
Safety First . Polycarbonate lenses are the most impact-resistant. An anti-reflective coating will results in sharper vision by letting more light hit the retina.