Five Signs that Your Child May Need Glasses

It is important that children get yearly eye exams in order to stay on top of their eye health. However, with children, things change in the blink of an eye. In between your children’s annual eye exams, watch for these five signs that your child is experiencing eye-related problems:

  1. Squinting – The most well-recognized sign of eye issues in children is squinting. Squinting to see far-away objects indicates nearsightedness, and squinting at close-up objects indicates farsightedness.
  2. Proximity – Nearsighted or farsighted children will often make up for their vision ailments by sitting closer or further away from the television, or holding books closer or further from their eyes than normal.
  3. Closing One Eye – If your child sees better when one of their eyes is closed, they may have an astigmatism.
  4. Rubbing Eyes – Children will sometimes get debris in their eyes while playing, but if your child rubs at their eyes often, it could be a sign of eye strain. An optometrist can tell you the cause, and may prescribe glasses to correct any issues.
  5. Headaches – Forehead or brow-area headaches are often due to uncorrected farsightedness – namely having to strain to read or look at nearby objects. If your child complains of headaches, the remedy may be a pair of glasses!

If you notice that your child is showing any of these signs, it may be time for an eye exam. Call Eye & Eye Optics at 617-296-0066 to schedule an eye examination – and if your child does need glasses to correct vision problems, we have a full-service eyewear boutique with many styles and colors that your little one will be proud to wear.

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What is Your Eyeglass Personality?

You need glasses – but that doesn’t mean your glasses have to be boring. Be confident, and pick glasses that suit your style. Eyewear is having a revolution, and is now considered an accessory! Let your personality shine through by choosing one of the following types of glasses:


Do you describe your style as ‘chic’ or ‘elegant?’ Then vintage glasses might be the right choice for you! There are many choices when it comes to vintage frames ranging from the simple to the ornate. Whether you’re thinking of metal or plastic, cat-eye or round frames, we have a style that you will love.


Some people don’t want their eyewear to be a fashion statement, and that’s understandable. There is always a place for a sensible, classic pair of glasses. Whether you’re looking for metal frames or rimless glasses, many styles fit the ‘classic’ look, and offer a way to add a sensible accessory to your wardrobe.


If your style tends to incorporate more funky or unique pieces, consider glasses that fall into that category. Many designers are offering eyewear with distinctive shapes, or frames in eye-catching colors. Statement looks come in many different shapes and styles, that’s what makes them so fun!

So, which of these three styles best suits your face? Find all three here at Eye & Eye Optics on Dorchester Avenue. Try on several pairs, and find the glasses that are perfect for you! If you have questions about our selection of eyewear, just call 617-296-0066. We are looking forward to helping you choose your next pair of glasses.

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Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: 617-296-0066

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