Across the United States, about 5 million children need regular prescription glasses to see clearly. And, as any parent can tell you, getting those kids to wear their glasses—and keep them on—can be a full-time chore. Most parents consider it a win if they can get their young kids out the front door wearing their regular eyeglasses. As a result, most parents don’t think about sunglasses for their kids.
However, UV rays may be damaging your children’s already weakened eyesight more than you realize. Fortunately, you don’t need to purchase prescription sunglasses for your kids. It’s time to consider transition lenses in Oshkosh, WI.
What are transition lenses?
For those who may not know, transition lenses are eyeglasses that go from traditional prescription eyeglasses to prescription sunglasses and back, depending on whether you’re indoors or outdoors.
In the last several years, transition lenses have become increasingly popular among eyeglass wearers who don’t want to fumble with a second pair of glasses while going from the inside to the outside.
Harmful UV rays
As adults, we understand that UV protection is vital to keep our skin youthful and our eyes healthy. It’s a good idea to help your children develop those good habits early, especially when it comes to sunglasses.
Because the lens of a child’s eye is more transparent than the lens of an adult’s eye, UV rays can penetrate deeper into the eye. That means children’s vision is much more susceptible to UV damage than adults’ vision. Hands down, the best protection against the penetration of UV rays is a good pair of sunglasses.
Wisconsin parents with children who wear eyeglasses and who hope to mitigate the potential damage of UV rays should take some time to try out a pair of transition lenses in Oshkosh, WI.
Transitions for kids
There are several reasons to enjoy the freedom afforded by a pair of transition lenses, but those benefits are doubled for kids:
- Transition lenses are cheaper than buying both a pair of traditional glasses and a pair of prescription sunglasses.
- Parents will never have to worry about their kids’ eyes when they’re wearing an all-in-one visual solution.
- Decrease the likelihood that your child will end up losing one pair of prescription glasses or another.
Add to all those great reasons the growing number of styles and sizes of transition lenses, and you’ve got a winning combination for parents aiming at a one-size-fits-all solution.
State-of-the-art transition lenses
At Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe, we’re proud to exclusively provide Essilor brand transition lenses in Oshkosh, WI. These phenomenal lenses make the jump from crystal clear to UV-ready in a matter of seconds. It’s just one more facet of our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction.
We take great care to provide the best lenses, frames and contacts on the market from brands you trust. High-quality merchandise, plus a staff dedicated to staying informed about the latest advancements in the eye care industry—that’s world-class optical care.
We’re the team at Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe, and we can’t wait to serve you. Schedule an appointment today.