Children's Eye Health
Protecting your kids’ eye health is a huge part of taking care of their overall health. If you notice them complaining of headaches, sore eyes, inability to read the whiteboard in class, or blurry vision, call us at (250)-598-3346 to book a comprehensive eye exam, free of charge! MSP will fully cover the charge of their eye exam up to age 18, and it is recommended that they go for one once a year, regardless of if there is a change of vision or not. Toddlers aged 2-5 years old should come in twice between those ages, and more if there are suspicions of any underlying conditions. For more information regarding our Optometrist, Dr. Bryan Friedmann, and how you can book your eye exam, click here.
Children tend to be more active outdoors than their parents, and on average their annual UV exposure is 3x higher than adults! Reminding your children to wear sunglasses outside and having 100% UVA and UVB protection will greatly help protect their eyes while they are out exploring and playing.
For children requiring a prescription lens, we offer 100% UV protection in our selection of lenses, and ensure that these lenses are protected by offering polycarbonate (shock resistant) lenses. So what does this mean? It means that you can rest assured that your little one will be able to play at their own pace and have their eyes protected for up to 15 months.
Your eyes work just like a camera! Eyes are similar to the lens in a camera, and takes an upside down snapshot of what you see. When the image goes from your eyes to your brain, your brain flips the upside down image to make it right-side up, allowing you to see things as they should be seen!
What We Can Do For Your Kids
At Shelbourne Optical, we want to make sure that the entire family has the opportunity to have clear vision everyday. That’s why we carry a variety of Children’s Frames & Sunglasses that uniquely fit different face shapes and sizes. Souris Mini, Solo Bambini, Ray-Ban, Lafont, and Gusti are among our special kid friendly brands.
In terms of packaging, we have teamed up with Essilor Junior to provide the “Sweet 15” package. Any kid under the age of 15 can take advantage of this deal and have the opportunity to replace their lenses free of charge within 15 months of purchase. Please contact us for more information!