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NanoVista frames for Kids!

We are always on the lookout for the best in new eyeglass frame options for infants, children, and adults. We are thrilled to announce that we have NanoVista in stock and ready for your child. Talk to our professionals in children’s glasses and you will find something that will work for your child!

They come in three styles:

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  • NANO frames are manufactured with the exclusive and patented SILIFLEX material; this unique plastic material is 35% lighter than acetate frames and delivers a long lasting and durable finish.
  • The patented exclusive hinge stands out due to its maximum flexibility making them “Child-Proof”.
  • Rubberized temples and nose pieces make these one of the most comfortable frames for kids. Great for sports and everyday use.

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  • Comfort and protection. NanoSol fit babies and toddlers comfortably with a rubberized nosepad and a special strap. They provide the maximum protection against UV and blue light.

Silicon Baby:

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  • Designed for babies and toddlers, Silicon Baby frames come in Rounded or Rectangular designs. The shape centers around the eye, giving little ones an extended field of vision.

Here is what other pediatric opticians have to say:

  • “They are amazing frames!”
  • “They fit a bigger variety of head and face sizes, and much more adjustable too.”
  • “Patients and parents love them.”
  • “These are really cute!”

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Dr. Nate, Cristina, & Kids Lecture on Children’s Glasses and Eye Exams

14 2B 2B2 Dr. Nate and Cristina gave a 2 hour lecture on the topic children’s vision, children’s glasses, and eye exams. As part of the FOCAL Education meeting, the talk was given to approximately 100 opticians from around the state of Florida. The event took place December 6 and 7 at the gorgeous Gaylord Palms resort near Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Nate lecturing on children's glassesDr. Nate spoke primarily on how and why children’s eye exams are performed and visual conditions such as strabismus and amblyopia that affect children. Much of the discussion centered on vision therapy and how it is used to benefit children who have vision problems that interfere with the tasks that are neccessary for school, such as reading, writing, and computer use.

Cristina’s portion of the talk focused mostly about the specialty of infant’s and children’s glasses. This included the different frame styles and materials of children’s glasses, selecting the right size frames for the child, adjusting the frames to stay in place, as well as techniques for working with young children in the professional setting.

For the first time the whole Bonilla-Warford family was involved. Dr. Nate’s and Cristina’s children agreed to be models. Lecture attendees selected glasses from a special “children’s optical” display made just for the lecture. Participants learned about fitting glasses and taking the measurements needed for ordering glasses to ensure the best children’s vision.

The Gaylord Palms resort was in full holiday swing, with a tree lighting ceremony with singers and acrobatics as well as the famous ICE exhibit. A wonderful time was had by all.

Dr. Nate, Cristina, and Dr. Knighton enjoy lecturing about children’s vision and children’s glasses to professional and educational groups of all sizes. Bright Eyes Kids is finalizing our lecture schedule for 2015 now. If you have a group of doctors or other professionals who work with kids (such as occupational therapists or educational specialists), or a parent group (such as homeschooling or PTA), and would like us to come speak, please call 813-792-0637.

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Study: Glasses May Help Preschoolers Learn

It may sound like common sense, but a recent study, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology, has shown that glasses can improve the skills of young children.

When I prescribe glasses to adults, my most common goal is to improve clarity of sight. This is true for children as well. But vision is a learned skill and since the majority of this development occurs during the early years, I am also thinking about the overall development of the child when I prescribe glasses.

The recent study examined two groups of low-income pre-schoolers. One group needed glasses to see clearly but didn’t have them. The other group could see clearly without glasses. The groups were essentially the same in every other way.

The study demonstrated two things: First, the children that had been without glasses performed less well on standardized tests of visual-motor integration (eye-hand coordination). This could be because they couldn’t see well the tests that they were given, or because their development was hampered by poor or uncomfortable vision. (Authors suspect the latter). The study showed that the the level of visual-motor deficit was similar to those who have had nutritional deficits, high lead exposure, and premature birth.

The second (and more exciting finding) of the study was that after wearing the proper glasses for only six weeks, the scores of the poorly performing group improved to match those of the other group. This shows that not only were the glasses improving the clarity of sight for these young children, they were allowing them to catch up to their peers in development.

After I prescribe glasses to young children, parents routinely comment on how much better their child perform. They can often write neater, color within the lines, read faster and demonstrate better comprehension. As a children’s eye doctor, this is always gratifying to hear.

If you have young children, be sure to get their vision evaluated. And although it might seem to be a struggle, if glasses are prescribed for your child, ensure that he or she wears them as directed.

You can read more about the study here. You can also find an abstract of the study here.

Be Well!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

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