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Time for Glasses?

For kids with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, usually the solution is to wear eyeglasses. To get your child fitted for eyeglasses, see an eye specialist. Plastic frames and shatter-proof polycarbonate lenses are best for active kids. Letting your child pick his own frames can help him feel more involved in the process. Make the process fun. If you make negative comments about wearing glasses, they probably won't want to wear them.

Studies have shown that some younger children, even as young as 8, are mature and responsible enough to wear and care for contact lenses. You can talk about that with your child's eye doctor.

LASIK and other surgeries probably are not an option for most kids younger than 18. LASIK is only being used in very rare instances for children with severe vision problems that don't improve with glasses or contact lenses.

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Are Your Eyes Starting to Act Their Age?

Find yourself holding items at arm's length in order to see them clearly? Say hello to presbyopia—a change that happens to all of us around the age of 40.

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Where Does Presbyopia Strike?

Symptoms of presbyopia can impact your life anywhere you look. There are many places each day where you want to be able to focus near through far with ease.

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Struggling with "Readers" Isn't Your Only Option

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