Monthly Archives: August 2016

22 Aug

Of course, you want you child to be the “cool kid” but still have the ability to see the lectures in school.  Having to purchase prescription eyewear for your child seems dreadful, but I’m here to provide some helpful tips when it comes to choosing the right eyewear for your child.

Tip #1: Choosing the right lens material.

If your kid has a more mild prescription, I would recommend choosing either a Polycarbonate or Trivex lens material.  With a mild prescription, the lenses will be nice and light along with shatter resistant.  This will prevent harm to the eyes if any accidents were to happen and the lenses were to be directly impacted.  Now that your spawn can properly see, they can rock some awesome eyeglasses to show off their unique style.

Now, if your child suffers with a stronger prescription, I would highly consider spending the extra money and splurging on a high index lens material.  This will allow for a lighter, thinner and more comfortable lens which is still considered shatter resistant.  Therefore you can prevent the future embarrassment of being called four-eyes or being told they are wearing coke bottles.  To be completely honest, I’m not sure …
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11 Aug

Just to piggy back off last week’s blog post “Importance of Children’s Sunglasses” written by our wonderful staff member Jay, today let’s talk about Children’s and Teen sunglasses. We learned last week the importance of protecting those tiny eyes, but kids are kids and they all have their very own certain needs. Learn about the brands and technologies that will help keep your kids eyes safe.

School is back in session and that means sports! Bolle, Julbo, and Wiley X all make super cute, comfortable, safety sports glasses in both eye glasses and in sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription. Bolle just released a new line of protective glasses called Bolle Sport Protective. This line includes five different models of full coverage safety glasses for youths. The new Bolle line of protective frames offer New polycarbonate grade frames. All Sport Protective frames are constructed with a recently developed grade of polycarbonate, delivering flexibility for comfort combined with a very high level of impact resistance. Additional benefits include: greater adjustability and an unrivalled ergonomic fit and Easy and mechanical glazing process. Each frame is glazed with 2mm minimum thickness polycarbonate protective lenses, Bolle Sport Protective products are equipped with a prescription gasket …
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05 Aug

Children tend to spend more time outdoor than adults, so it is imperative they have sunglasses to protect their eyes from the harmful effect of the sun. Long exposure to UV and high-energy visible (blue light) have been shown to increase age related eye problems.  Children are more vulnerable to retinal damage from UV rays because the lens inside a child’s eye is clearer than an adult lens, enabling more UV to penetrate deep into the eye.  It is important for all children, even infants, to wear UV- and HEV-blocking sunglasses anytime they are outdoors in daylight hours. It is also recommended during cloudy or overcast days, since UV rays are invisible and go through cloud covers.  You may be asking what sunglasses I should purchase.  Children’s sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of both types of ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB.

When purchasing children sunglasses make sure they have a polycarbonate lenses.  This is recommend for children since they are impact resistant and they are lighter than glass or standard plastic lens.  Also make sure the frame is a large close fitting frame. I would also recommend unbreakable frame material and frames that have spring hinges that can …
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