Choosing the right glasses for kids Auckland, Henderson, Newmarket requires a bit more care than for adults, because children’s vision problems are different than adults’. Children’s vision problems range from poor eyesight to eye infections, glaucoma and cataracts as determined from an eye exam. If your child has a vision problem or you suspect that your child may have a vision problem, see your optometrist as soon as possible.
When you buy your children’s glasses, what you don’t want to do is buy the wrong ones: buying the wrong glasses is more important than making sure you get a sturdy pair, created of top-quality materials, which fits properly. Even if you are not covered by an insurance plan, in many cases, children’s glasses are usually not very expensive because most likely, children won’t have more complex prescriptions like progressive lenses or bifocal lenses.
For your child’s vision, wear tinted or frosted lenses with polarized lenses and avoid any color that is difficult to see. Your optometrist can suggest lenses that will fit your child perfectly and may recommend lenses that have corrective properties, such as tinted lenses, or tinted lenses with a specific anti-reflection coating on the surface. However, do not use contacts when your child is wearing lenses that have special properties. If your opticians prescribe a prescription for a contact lens for your child, he or she will most likely prescribe a different lens for another child with whom your eye doctor has patients.
Keep in mind that your optometrist will not know the exact prescription of your child’s eyeglasses, so it is best to ask questions about the correct size of their lenses and about the correct amount of each color. This will save you both time and frustration later on.
Your optometrist may also be able to help you decide which pair of glasses for kids Auckland, Henderson, Newmarket is most appropriate. If you are wearing contact lenses, make sure that the contact lenses fit perfectly in the right places, so that your child will not have difficulty removing them and replacing them. If your optometrist determines that the contact lenses are fitting incorrectly, he or she may suggest a different pair.
If your optometrist determines that the contact lens is fitting correctly, he or she may suggest either two lenses (contact lenses and disposable lenses), one lens (non-prescription contact lens) or a multifocal lens (one lens for every eye). In most cases, eyeglass wearers with vision problems usually opt for multifocal lenses because they provide the most correction and safety. However, if you cannot afford to buy the contact lenses and have a family insurance plan, contact lenses are often the easiest and cheapest solution.
Once you’ve decided which lens your optometrist recommends for your child, it is important that you follow the prescriptions carefully and do not change your eye wear for at least three months. The only time you should change your contact lens is if your optometrist gives you a prescription for an advanced level of astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts or other eye problems. Also, if you opt for glasses for kids Auckland, Henderson, Newmarket, remember that John O’Connor Optometrists will probably recommend that you wear the same eye wear for your child until your eyes become accustomed to the lens.
Finally, if your optometrist tells you that you need a prescription to buy eyeglasses for your child, and that your eye doctor or ophthalmologist is not available, talk to your eye doctor about getting a pair of glasses for kids Auckland, Henderson, Newmarket through your optometrist’s clinic. It may be cheaper to get the glasses through the eye doctor than to buy them online or through a specialty retailer. If you still can’t find the eyeglasses your child needs through the eye doctor, you may be able to get them at a local retail store by taking a trip there, or by asking your eye doctor to see the store. This option may also be more convenient for you.