Pediatric Vision Specialists
Pediatric Optometrist located in Pella, IA
Your child’s nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism can affect the way they play, learn, and interact with others. Children's eyeglasses offered at Pediatric Vision Specialists in Pella, Iowa, allow your child to see clearly without touching or irritating their eyes. To set up a pediatric eye exam with pediatric specialist Bre Scott, OD, call the clinic or request an appointment online today.
Eye Glasses Q & A
How do eyeglasses work?
Eyeglasses are a corrective option that your child can wear to help them see clearly. Each time light hits your child’s eyes, it reflects off a part called the cornea that sits on the front. Each time light hits your child's eye, it reflects off the front part of the eye called the cornea. The lens, another part in the front of the eye that sits behind the cornea, is also responsible for helping your child see clearly.
Eyeglasses correct problems with the way your eyes bend, or refract, light. Refractive problems that eyeglasses can correct include:
If your child is nearsighted, he or she can only see nearby objects clearly.
If your child is farsighted, up-close objects look blurry while far-away objects are clear.
Astigmatism is an unevenly shaped cornea that refracts light in different directions and causes blurry vision.
When you find out that your child needs corrective eyewear, you have the choice between eyeglasses and contact lenses. Contact lenses work similarly but fit directly onto the surfaces of your child’s eyes.
Eyeglasses have several advantages, especially for children. They include:
- Choosing stylish frames
- Easy to put on and take off
- Minimal maintenance
- Lower risk of eye infections
At Pediatric Vision Specialists, Dr. Bre offers Dilli Dalli® glasses for kids. These glasses are flexible and hard to break. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and include no metal or latex components. They come in a variety of styles for your child to choose from.
If you prefer glasses for your child instead of contact lenses, one of the best parts of the whole trip to Pediatric Vision Specialists is getting to pick out the frames. It’s a way for your child to express his or her personality and customize their look.
When helping your child choose frames, you should consider:
Flexibility, Comfort, Fit of the Frame, Accessories, such as straps, and Backup Glasses, just in case.
Pediatric Vision Specialists offers a wide variety of frame options, and our talented opticians can help you narrow down your child's options to
help you child choose the perfect pair for them.
If you suspect that your child’s vision isn’t perfectly clear, call Pediatric Vision Specialists or book an appointment online today.