Congratulation on your new pair of glasses! We get lots of questions on the best ways to care for glasses. The top problems people complain about after having their glasses for a few months are a loosened fit and scratched lenses. Luckily, these problems are easy to avoid! The frames of your glasses can become loose or deformed if not used correctly. When removing glasses, always remove them with both hands. Using only one hand can bend the frames out of shape over time. You can also protect your glasses by storing them in their case and removing them before laying down. Scratches can be prevented by storing glasses correctly and by cleaning them properly. Never wipe glasses while dry and always use a lens cleaner specifically for glasses. Use a soft, clean cloth, such as microfiber or cotton to wipe the lenses.
An estimated 10% of children have vision problems, and Alberta College of Optometrists estimates that approximately 25% of those children are going untreated. The reason for this is likely due to children not knowing any better. If they have spent their entire life with poor vision, they won’t know what they are missing. 80% of learning is visual. Children who cannot see as well as they should will often have difficulties in the classroom. A 2012 study done by Ohio State University found that 70% of students with learning difficulties had vision problems. Trouble in the classroom can lead to difficulty making friends and bullying. Mattel Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles provided eye exams and glasses for 870 students at 30 different schools and followed their progress for a year. They found that once the students received glasses, their math and reading grades improved. The UCLA Medical School says that glasses are the most effective and efficient way to help students with poor vision improve their grades. Prestige Vision Center carries a wide selection of children’s frames from many popular brands, including Disney and Ray Ban. We teach children how to wear their glasses correctly and care for them to avoid damage. What are the most common vision problems for children? Lazy eye (amblyopia), nearsightedness (myopia), and farsightedness (hyperopia) are the most common causes of vision difficulties in children. However, it is important to get regular eye exams to make sure nothing more serious is affecting the vision. How young can my child get an eye exam? According to the American Optometric Association, children should begin getting annual eye exams at 6 months of age. How much does the exam cost? Eye exams for children are covered by Alberta Health through age 18. There is no out of pocket fee for the exams. Insurance (such as Blue Cross, Green Shield, etc) often provide benefits for the cost of exams for adults and for the cost of glasses.
It is important to have an eye exam every two years, or every year if you are over age 65, even if you aren’t experiencing problems with your vision. Eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, etc can be detected by optometrists before symptoms start. The earlier these conditions are detected, the better they can be managed and treated, which can reduce the risk of permanent vision loss. Eye exams can also reveal conditions that have nothing to do with the eyes. Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and some types of cancer are also detectable in eye exams. It is especially important to have regular eye exams if you have been diagnosed with these conditions. An estimated one in four people with diabetes develop diabetic retinopathy, which often does not have any symptoms in the early stages. If left undetected, this condition can progress to diabetic macular edema, a common and preventable cause of vision loss. At our clinic, we offer retinal photos, which can help detect these and other eye conditions. This service is covered by Alberta Health if deemed necessary by your optometrist. It is equally important for children to have regular eye exams. Vision problems in children can cause behavioral and educational problems. Kids often won’t complain if they can’t see because it is all they know. They don’t realize there is something wrong. Vision problems can be treated more easily if they are detected early. Make sure you are taking your children for eye exams every year. Alberta Health covers annual eye exams for children age 18 and under. We carry a variety of children’s frames, including a selection of Disney, Adidas, and Superflex frames. If you are interested in contact lenses for your child or yourself, ask your optomestrist. He or she will determine if the contact lenses you select are a good fit for your eyes with a contact lens fitting. They will also teach you how to use and care for your contacts. Our team is passionate about your health, both in your eyes and in the rest of your body. Call […]
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