Does the child need an eye specialist?

If you notice that your child has vision problems (frequent blinking, squinting, rolling eyes, headache, aching eyes, not recognizing objects, watching a computer or TV up close, drawing or reading very close to the paper) it is necessary to visit an eye specialist even at an early age of child development.

What glasses to choose?

Trivex lenses are specially made organic glasses for children, they have excellent optical quality, anti-reflective anti-glare layer, they are extremely impact resistant, have low weight and provide complete UV protection.
In addition to the lensess, the frame is also very important. It must fit nicely to the child’s face and not be too heavy. It is neccessary for the handles to be bent to a shape, that alwaays keeps the lenses in the correct position.

No matter what type of lenses you choose, we always recommend the application of Opal Ultra anti-reflective coating for better visual clarity and easy cleaning.

Useful advice

Children should read and write in good light conditions and in a comfortable position.
Keep the children at least 3m away from the TV and at least 40cm from the computer screen or tablet.
Avoid light reflections off the screen.
Keep the sources of light out of childrens field of view.
Let the child choose the frame by himself – he will more likely be using the spectacles.
We recommend that the children use high quality sunglasses and lenses with complete UV protection.
The glasses should be made of unbreakable, flexible material.
A cap or a hat are a usefull additional protection of your child’s vision.
The glasses should be stored in a case and not put down or stored with the lenses facing down.
Daily cleaning of glasses with soap, water and a suitable cloth is recommended.

Eye defects

Even at an early stage of a child’s development, defective vision, especially minor one can be detected and in most cases succesfully corrected, if noticed on time.

The basic problems that children can have:
– hyperopia – the child has poor near vision,
– myopia – the child has poor distant vision,
– astigmatism – blurred vision at certain axes,
– “lazy eye” is a serious problem that occurs in 5-6% of children. It is often the result of strabismus (eye squinting) or the result of a defect in one eye. The problematic eye becomes “lazy” and loses on visual acuity because the brain leans more on a healthy one.

By the age of 18 months, the child’s vision develops rapidly. Between the ages of 3 and 6, all visible functions are fully developed.

For more information and expert advice on choosing the right lense, please contact your optician or follow the link below.