If your child is having trouble seeing the board at the front of the class, chances are they may need a corrective eyewear prescription. But what happens if they can’t find a pair of glasses they like? What happens if they struggle wearing their glasses during sports practices and other activities? Or they rarely wear their glasses because they dislike them? Contact lenses could be the answer. Currently, more than four million children under the age of 18 are wearing contacts in America. The FDA even approved the first contact lens to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children between the ages of eight and 12. But when can a child start wearing contact lenses, and are there any associated risks?
Do you ever feel like you’re in a never-ending quest to find your glasses? As soon as you take them off your face, they’ve disappeared again! Not only is this incredibly frustrating and time consuming, but also, if your glasses are MIA for long enough, you’ll need to buy a new pair. Use our simple tips to ensure that you never lose your glasses again.
Most people who wear glasses are all too familiar with the annoyance of oil and dirt buildup on their trusty pair. Although glasses have been around for centuries, inventors have yet to create a smudge-proof pair. If your idea of cleaning your glasses is using the end of your shirt and whatever liquid you have around, you’ve got it wrong. Dirty lenses are easy-to-fix nuisances, but there is certainly a right way and a wrong way to wipe off your glasses. Learning how to clean your glasses can keep your lenses crystal clear and in the best shape possible.
Do you ever hold restaurant menus at arm’s length so that you can see the options clearly? Do you get a headache every time you read a book? Are you tired of squinting at your computer screen? As we age, our eyes often struggle to focus on close-range objects. When this happens, many people turn to reading glasses, which improve our ability to see things up close. For years, you’ve probably seen your parents or grandparents pull out a pair of reading glasses in order to sign a check, complete a puzzle, or curl up with a good book. Is it time for you to join them? Scroll down to learn how to know if you need reading glasses.
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At Heffington’s, we’ve been providing our neighbors in southwest Missouri with top-quality eye care, affordable eyeglasses and contacts, and excellent service for more than 40 years, but we are not content to rest on our laurels. We’re always looking for top-notch products that will help us match the diverse needs and distinctive styles of our customers, so we are delighted to now offer frames from Eyes of Faith. [Read more…] about Eyes of Faith
No matter how good your eyesight is, there’s one pair of glasses you’re almost certain to buy in your lifetime: reading glasses. When you find yourself squinting at your daily paper or holding your phone at arm’s length to read a text, it’s time to buy some reading glasses. But choosing the right pair of reading glasses doesn’t have to be a chore! Let’s talk about how to pick the ideal pair for you.
Despite their outward simplicity, contact lenses accomplish a complex job. These thin optical devices, which allow people to see clearly, date all the way back to 1887 – but it isn’t clear who we can thank for the invention. Some sources say that German glassblower F.A. Muller created the glass contact lens in 1887, while other reports say Swiss physician Adolf E. Fick and Paris optician Edouard Kalt teamed up to create the first glass contact lens in 1888 (source). Modern contact lenses are generally comfortable and easy to use, but they require more upkeep than glasses. Learn how to take care of contact lenses to keep your eyes healthy.
If you’re a wearer of contact lenses, chances are you’ve been in at least one situation where you needed to store or clean your contacts but you didn’t have access to contact lens solution, and you considered water as an alternative. You’ve probably also been tempted to open your eyes underwater while swimming or bathing. Water seems harmless, after all. You drink water, clean yourself in water, and a large portion of your body is composed of water! But can you put contacts in water?
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, and nearly 80 percent of people who wear contacts opt for soft contact lenses. There are several types of soft contact lenses available, and exploring the possibilities can help you to decide which of these are the best fit for you. [Read more…] about Types of Soft Contact Lenses
Wondering how to choose eyeglass frames? Selecting the perfect pair of frames can be intimidating, especially if this is your first time wearing glasses. With so many frames to choose from, how can you find the most comfortable and flattering style for your face? Although you could try on every pair of eyeglasses in the store, you can save yourself time and stress with a few simple tips. Use the recommendations below to narrow down your choices.
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