1) They need to fit properly so that the
patient can obtain the maximum benefit from them. Opticians are
experts at adjusting them for you (we do not adjust them
2) The arms of the glasses should end
right behind the ear. This helps the glasses to stay in the
3) The patient should be looking through
the centre of the glasses regardless of his/her age. Children
may need to be encouraged to use the glasses and to look through
them, not over or under.
4) Children’s glasses need to be
adjusted frequently, often every 1-2 weeks, particularly if the
patient is very young or is just new to glasses.
5) If the glasses look big on your child
then they probably are, and a smaller frame should be selected.
6) There are children's glasses from
infancy and up.
7) The prescription is based on the size
and shape of the eyeball and not on the age of the patient.
Glasses are prescribed on the basis of the readings we obtain
while the patient is being examined. Regardless of the age, they
are not too strong for a young child, but the prescription is
what s/he requires to see correctly.
8) Please allow 4-6 weeks to adjust to a
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