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Eyewear Sun-Protection for Babies and Toddlers

By: Anthony Tangeman

If you spend time outside, it’s a good idea to invest in some form of sunglasses. This is true no matter your age, but this is especially true for babies and toddlers as they are helpless against the sun and its harsh light. If left unprotected, your child’s eyesight can become permanently damaged.

– If you would like to read about why UV protection is so important for babies and toddlers, follow the link to our blog here –

There’s no need to worry as there are plenty of options to consider. While this may seem daunting at first, choosing a pair of sunglasses for your child does not need to be difficult. The most important thing is to think of your child’s needs.

For example, a child that is only occasionally outside would likely benefit from having photochromic lenses, or lenses that adapt to incoming light. Photochromics are not only effective, but also convenient. The most popular photochromic lenses are transitions and drive-wear.

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Children and Strabismus

By: Anthony Tangeman

Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes or wandering eyes, is a vision condition caused by a muscular imbalance in the eyes. This imbalance prevents both eyes from aligning properly in order to focus on an object. One eye, and sometimes both eyes, will turn away in some direction from the object. In the case where one eye turns away (unilateral strabismus,) one eye becomes dominant over the other. There are different types and degrees of strabismus. We will be focusing on what unilateral strabismus is, how to look for it, and the treatment options for it.

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Children and Amblyopia

By: Anthony Tangeman

Amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” is a common vision condition. Among children, it is more common than every other child vision problem combined and sometimes can be difficult to see. If left undetected and unattended it may cause permanent loss of vision. Because of this, it is important to understand what amblyopia is, what it does, and how it can be corrected.

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Children and Anti-Reflective Coating

By: Anthony Tangeman

In our last post we described the science of anti-reflective (AR) coating, going into detail on exactly how it works. We know that the coating reduces glare caused by light reflected off the lens, but you may be asking yourself, “Does my child really need AR coating? Is it worth the price?”

As parents and guardians, we must remember that vision is a key factor in a child’s emotional and intellectual development, especially while they are infants. People grow and learn skills over time. As babies, we listen to our parents talk and we try making those same noises. We see them walking around and we clumsily balance on our own feet. In a similar manner, we train our eyes in order to see the world around us. This “training” happens soon after birth, with the largest developments in our vision occurring over the first two years.

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