Children can need glasses for several reasons. If you notice your child is squinting or sitting too close to the TV, it's best to bring them in for a check-up just to be sure!
Getting the right vision care for your child early on can often prevent many vision issues from getting worse over time, or from interfering with your child’s activities. We see children for many reasons such as failed vision screening, lazy eye, and acute eye problems. So no matter your child's needs, we've got you covered!
If your child needs glasses, we need to make sure we make them a custom pair to directly address their vision issues, following these 3 steps:
This is where we assess your child's eye health and eye sight. And if vision correction is necessary, we will see what type of custom glasses best suit them.
We will help your child pick out a pair of glasses that fits their face, visual needs, and most importantly their personal style!
We check in to see how your child has adjusted to the new glasses.
Children might not take to their new glasses right away, but the right approach can really make a difference:
If your child has an active lifestyle or if they don't like wearing glasses, contact lenses might be better suited for your child. We can help you make the best decision during our appointment.
Yes, contact lenses are safe for children, even for babies! However, the younger the child, the more parental guidance is needed.
Contacts can allow your child to have more freedom and movement with sports, improve self confidence if they don't like glasses, and in some cases might be better at addressing some vision issues than glasses.
We take a personalized approach to your child’s treatment. The initial consultation allows us to form a good idea regarding the right care for your child’s vision needs, based on which we can establish a good treatment plan.
If your child has contacts, it’s essential to take the right maintenance approach:
Wash your hands, tilt the child’s head slightly back, and place the contact with your index finger.
This will vary from child to child, but we will provide you with more information relevant to your child's needs.
Rub and rinse with the contact solution only, and store them in the proper contact lens case.