Eyeglasses are the most common form of eyewear used to correct or improve many types of vision problems. They consist of a frame that holds 2 pieces of glass or plastic, which have been ground into lenses to correct refractive errors. Refractive errors can include trouble seeing far away (nearsightedness or myopia) and trouble seeing close up (farsightedness or hyperopia). They can also include blurring due to an irregularly shaped cornea (astigmatism). Eyeglasses work by adding or subtracting focusing power to the eye's cornea and lens.
Eyeglasses for children
If your child is old enough, let them play an active role in choosing their own glasses. Think about the features below when buying eyeglasses for children:
Protect your child's eyes from the sunParents know they need to protect their children's skin from harmful sun rays. But many forget that the eyes need to be protected, too. Nearly 5 out of 10 American parents don’t regularly provide their children with sunglasses that protect their eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sun exposure may set children up for possible vision problems later in life.
The sun can cause sunburned corneas, cancer of the eyelid, cataracts, and macular degeneration, among other problems. In addition, children are more susceptible because their lenses don’t block as much UV as adult lenses. Children also tend to spend more time outdoors than their parents, often in places where there is a lot of sun reflection. These include beaches, pools, and amusement parks. It is also important for your child to wear sunglasses in the snow as well. Most UV eye damage is the result of years of exposure.
Protecting a child's eyes from the sun is simple:
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