Children need UV protection on their lenses. Children absorb the most UV rays coming from the sun from birth until 18 years of age. UV protection applied by Hardwick Vision Center in Rockingham NC will also lower risk of adult problems like cataracts. Anti-Reflective Coating helps reduce glare while at home or at school working on homework on the computer. Scratch Resistance Coating make the lenses hard to scratch as the glasses are being taken care of properly. A second pair of glasses is always good for children to have. They can be very rough on glasses if they play sports or are new to wearing glasses. Having a second pair of glasses would prevent your child from not having glasses to wear if their glasses broke. Sunglasses are good to have if your child is outside a lot. This will give them the full protection they need while playing outside. Transitions® are also good for children who spend a lot of time outside.

When picking out frames for your children: Younger children like frames with colors, cartoon characters, etc. Tweens and teens like more designer frames because they are more image savvy. They also like frames that are branded with apparel and accessories. Always remember if your child does not like the glasses, they most likely will not wear them.

Signs that your child may need glasses.

  •  Sitting too close to the tv or holding a book too close.
  • Losing their place while reading.
  • Squinting
  • Tilting head to see better
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Avoid activities that require near vision like reading or homework, or distance vision.
  • Complaining with headaches or tired eyes
  • Decline in grades
  • Excessive tearing
  • Closes one eye to read, watch tv, or see better

The 20/20/20 Rule

In today’s world, it’s important to give your eyes a break from all the flashing lights of today’s media. For every 20 minutes of electronic device use, it is important to look away at a distance of 20 feet for at least 20 seconds.

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