Tamarind Optical Services are great with kids and supply a full range of glasses for children! In fact, kids 9 years old are eligible for FREE coverage. Call us for more info! We have locations in Glace Bay & Sydney River! Tamarind Optical has a wide selection of stylish eye wear so book your child with Tamarind Optical and let’s make sure they have the right glasses for them!
Does Your child have the right glasses?
Children may need glasses as young as a few months of age. Local optical services like Tamarind Optical, who specialize in children's eye care, say kids sometimes become nearsighted or farsighted between the ages of six and twelve years of age.
Farsightedness may be diagnosed even earlier than that while infants can even wear glasses if they need help in seeing properly. Again, children 9 years and under are covered for glasses. They may be struggling to see and you can be completely unaware.
Choosing The Right Frames For Children - Tamarind Optical
Making decisions where it comes to glasses or frames for your children is never easy. It's not only the look of the frames that is important but the glasses in general. They must be functional, feel snug so they don't fall off, and look good for your child feels confident in their new eye wear.
Let your children be a part of the decision making process when it comes to ordering glasses or frames. Maybe let your child choose his or her favorite frames on their own, then come in with your suggestions.
If the frame color is right and they have chosen it themselves, then your child will be proud to wear glasses that they have picked out on their own. The look of the frames should feel and look right and no two children are the same size when it comes to frames.
Do Your Children's Glasses Fit Right?
The eyeglass frames that you choose for your children should not be too big or too small. Glasses for children should not be too loose or tight on their face or they will end up taking them off and never wearing them.
The size of the glasses for children actually should depend on the size of your child's eye socket as well as the distance between their eyes. It is crucial that the glasses don't fall down on your children's cheeks because this will cause discomfort in the long run, and again they may just stop wearing them when you are not around.
In addition, the glasses should never be wider than your child's face. Your Cape Breton Optometrist Center (Tamarind Optical) suggests that the smaller the frames, the less likely your child will take of the glasses. But the glasses also should be large enough so that they are comfortable at all times whether in school or at home watching tv or playing their favorite video game.
The frame materials used for glasses for children should be suitable for each child no matter which way the glasses move on their face. The glasses frames should be functional, shatter-proof and light on the bridge of their nose.
Nickel sometimes is questionable where some children actually suffer from allergies. Eyeglass frames on the other hand are made of pure titanium and are an excellent choice for children of all ages. If you want to take it a step further, ask your eye doctor to order an anti-allergic coating for the glasses for children as it will minimize he risk of any allergic reactions. The frames should say "made of pure titanium" when you go to pick them up.
Let’s make sure they’re seeing clearly. So start by booking an eye exam with us today - 902-564-5332 in Sydney River and 902-842-3333 in Glace Bay