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Taking Care of Vision
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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Common signs that a child has a vision problem that requires corrective eyewear include:
- Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
- Losing his or her place while reading
- Using a finger to follow along while reading
- Tilting the head to see better
- Frequent eye rubbing
- Sensitivity to light
- Excessive tearing
- Closing one eye to read, watch TV to see better
- Avoiding activities that require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
- Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
- Receiving lower grades in school than usual
- Disrupting the class on a regular basis
Schedule an appointment with your optometrist if your child exhibits any of these signs.
Six months old.
A specialist is a medical doctor who specializes in all areas of the eyes; an optometrist checks vision and refers to the specialist when abnormalities are detected.
For children: every year; adults: every two years.
The glasses prescription never changes however, your eyes do, sight deteriorates with age.
Not at all.
If you are nearsighted, yes; farsighted, no.
Through discussion with the doctor and the optical dispenser; your lifestyle which includes your job and hobbies determine the recommendation.
Not at all; we have a first world laboratory which allows for a quick turn around in glasses production.
We use first quality materials and a variation of lens styles; one cap does not fit ALL.
YES. Polycarbonate lenses offer this feature.
Monday to Friday 8:30-5:00 Saturday 9:00-4:00 Except for the following locations: Fontana 9:00-6:00 Monday-Friday and Saturday 9:30-4:30; Harbour St. 8:00-4:30 and closed on Saturday.
We do fill outside prescriptions as long as the doctors are registered to practice; frames we take at the owner’s risk.
No this is not possible.
Farsighted means you see clearly in the distance without any aid(s) but may have an issue seeing objects at a close range, and nearsighted means you are able to see objects at a close range without assistance but no so in the distance.
This varies there is no hard and fast rule; each individual has his/her own level of accommodation.
No to Transitions however, AR coating can be added IF the lenses have NO blemish.
There has been some success with this but it is not 100% foolproof.
Progressive lenses transition from distance to near vision; Transitions lenses are photochromic lenses i.e. they transition from clear to dark and vice versa when outside or inside.
No alcohol. Instead, use a mild dishwashing liquid and cool water to remove oil and build up from your glasses.