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With all the running, jumping, spilling and slipping children do, telling you they’re having trouble seeing is pretty low on their list.
Children as young as infants can develop nearsightedness or farsightedness as well as other vision conditions.
It’s imperative to have your child’s eyes examined annually, because chances are if your kid is having a difficult time seeing it not only is affecting his or her ability to learn but he or she is also unlikely to speak up about it.
Some Signs Your Child Might Be Having Difficulty Seeing:
- Watery or red eyes from straining to see
- Headaches after reading or homework
- Holding items close up towards the face
- Moving head, not eyes, when reading
If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to call the optometrist inside your local America’s Best
store and schedule an appointment for your child.
And if a refractive error is detected and your children do require glasses, we have hundreds of frames for children right there in the store.
What to Look For in Children’s Eyeglasses:
- If you have a younger child, you may want to choose a frame with cable temples (the end of the arms wrap around the back of the ear) to prevent his or her glasses from slipping or falling off during running, jumping, swinging and in all other recess activities.
- Something lightweight is ideal for children. Not only does it distract them from the fact that they are wearing glasses, but heavy frames can actually influence their growing features, such as their nose.
- They’re kids. They’re going to set these glasses down in places they shouldn’t, they will drop them, sit on them, throw them directly into the same book bag with things such as hardcover books, lunch boxes, rocks, crayons and whatever else. So, it’s a good idea to buy a backup pair for your kids. (Take advantage of America’s Best “2 complete pair of glasses plus a free eyeglass exam for $69.95*” offer if for nothing else than solely this purpose.)
- Allow them to express themselves with their glasses. With hundreds of bright funky colors and wild prints, children have many options to choose from. If they like their glasses they’re more likely to wear their glasses.
If you suspect anything changing in your child’s vision, please contact the optometrist inside your local America’s Bes
t store and schedule an appointment.
It’s always a good idea to monitor your child’s vision to prevent them from suffering from unnecessary eye strain and any discomfort result of that strain. While your on the phone, ask an associate about our kids breakage protection plan designed especially for kids glasses.