Children are constantly growing, changing, and evolving. Their eyesight is an important part of their growth and needs to be taken care of from an early age. While maintaining vision at every age is important, children’s eyes are particularly prone to long-term damage. Follow these guidelines to ensure that your child’s eyes are cared for and nurtured, so their future stays bright!
HIGHER UV EXPOSURE
Kids spend a lot of time outside, especially during the summer. Although it is not typical for children to wear sunglasses, it is the most essential time in their lives to be wearing them. According to Essilor, a child’s annual UV exposure is 3 times higher than adults. And since a child’s pupils are larger than adults’ are, they let in more UV light. Over-exposure to UV light can damage a child’s retina, and often leads to prolonged damage to their eyes. Protect them from the elements with Crizal Prevencia Kids lenses. These smart lenses filter out harmful light and let in only the good stuff.
Another potentially harmful light source to children is Blue-Violet light. This light comes from so many things in our lives — sunlight, fluorescent and LED lights and screens, flat screen TVS, computers, smartphones, and other electronics. These all emit some amount of Blue-Violet light. Recent studies have shown Blue-Violet light to be almost as harmful as UV light over time! Our eyes are not great at filtering out this light, and a child’s eyes are even more vulnerable to it.
Over exposure to blue light can lead to vision deterioration and loss, eye strain, and other damaging effects. Not to mention, blue light can affect your child’s sleep and tricks the brain into thinking it is not bedtime. We recommend stopping all screen-time at least an hour before bed.
If your child is exposed to these items often (as most are with the invention of the smartphone and tablets), select eyewear for them that filters out harmful Blue-Violet light. The latest lenses feature new technology that protects children’s eyes from harmful lighting. They’re stylish, comfortable, and offer the best protection available. Even if your child doesn’t need or wear glasses at this time, it’s a good idea to have them wear blue-light protection while using electronics or watching any screen.
Growing children have plenty of distractions in their lives. Glares and reflections shouldn’t be another one they have to deal with. Gone are the days where all we had to worry about was reading the teacher’s handwriting on the blackboard. School items like fluorescent lights, whiteboards, and digital screens cause distractions, eyestrains, and overall discomfort for them. Make their days more comfortable and focused with protective anti-glare frames. This technology gives two-way glare protection through the front and back of the lens. You can rest easy knowing your child will be more comfortable at school, with only the usual distractions hindering them.
DURABLE THROUGH ANYTHING
Speaking of school, are you tired of your child coming home from classes to find that they’ve broken yet another pair of glasses? You’re not alone. Kids are rough on their eyewear because they’re too busy having fun and playing! Crizal for Kids lenses use the latest in polycarbonate materials and have developed their most durable and impact resistant lenses yet. These glasses have a huge advantage over classic plastic lenses because they’re stronger, lighter, and thinner. They’re also scratch-resistant, so bumps and falls won’t hinder these lenses in the slightest. These also come with a 2-year, 2 time warranty. So any glasses that have been handled a little rougher than they should, will be able to be fixed, no problem!
If your child is a little on the messier side (crafts and playtime are meant to be messy!), you may be tired of seeing their eyewear smudged and dirty. The latest lenses offer a water, fingerprint, and smudge resistant layer to keep lenses clean and beautiful.
Keep your children healthy, growing, and comfortable with the right pair of lenses. You can protect them from harsh elements, everyday factors, and other distractors with the latest in child eyewear technology.
Complete Eye Care - Lawton has the most cost-friendly and kid-friendly frames available. Talk to our expert opticians about what is right for your child and their activities. Our Lawton location offers the most sophisticated, but fun styles , with hundreds of frames to choose from for everyone. Find us right across from Lowes, right next to Arvest Bank on Cache Road.
Dr. Chris Swanson, Dr. Shane Claborn, Dr. Brandon Ross, and Dr. Laura England and their team know what’s best when it comes to your child’s eyes. Schedule your child’s eye exam today by scheduling online for the right time for you and your child’s schedule. One more item checked off of your back-to-school list!