July 2014 Business

Make Kids Feel Welcome: Building a Pediatric Practice

Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH, owner of Sight & Sun EyeWorks in Pensacola, Florida, features a kids-friendly area with kids’ artwork and wall posters on the importance of eye health.
June 2014 Eyewear

Look Your Age: Pez Power

"But I don't want to be ugly!"
It was the cry of a despondent six-year old, recently diagnosed as a relatively high-minus myope. She'd been complaining to her mother of headaches and stared with glee through a pair of trial frames; yet when her mother told her it was time to pick out a pair of glasses, the hesitant smile became a brave front became a trembling fear.
June 2014 Eyewear

Fitting Kid's Frames: The Parents

There is one final critical step to adjusting kid's frames: educating the parents.
May 2014 Business

Dispatches from the Dispensary: Teen Patients

Teenagers. You're going to be hard-pressed to find a more difficult demographic to deal with, inside of the dispensary or out.
May 2014 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

Kid's Eyewear: Delivery and Fitting, Part Two

A young child's bridge is not developed yet, so it is often soft and fleshy. You will likely see impressions left on the nose just from the sheer weight of the glasses alone.
May 2014 Fitting and Adjusting Frames

Kid's Eyewear: Delivery and Fitting, Part One

Have the child put on their new glasses and wear them for a short period of time. Go for a full ten minutes if you can. Have them play; go for a walk.
April 2014 Eyewear

Cable Temples for Kids

After the PD measurement, next up is a temple length measurement. Yes, you need to measure a temple length. You may be able to get away without measuring for it on your average adult, but not with a bouncing 2 year-old.
April 2014 Trends/Technology

Food for Thought: Kids and Technology

Kids spend more time on the go and interact with technology at school and during "downtime." What steps should be taken to protect their vision?
April 2014 Fitting Lenses

PD's and The Very Young

The very young can be quite difficult when taking a pupillary distance measurement.
April 2014 Eyewear

Assessing Risk for the Child Athlete, Part Two

Probably the toughest part of our job is communicating the importance of the right outdoor eyewear and sport eyewear to parents. Fitting children offers a unique sales problem.