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Temporarily Fix A Broken Eyeglasses Bridge

Like so many of us, Melissa is blind without her glasses. She pauses her television show, slips her glasses off, and rubs at her tired eyes. She gets up to get a snack or use the lady’s, leaving her glasses behind sitting on the couch cushion. Her eyes need a break. When she gets back, she forgets she left her glasses there, doesn’t see them, and sits down… right on top of them. Her heart sinks when she hears the crack of her glasses snapping in half at the bridge. She has to go to work in the morning, so what is she going to do about this? Have you ever been in Melissa’s shoes? Accidents happen, and glasses are unfortunately common victims. If you’ve broken your eyeglasses at the bridge, give one of these temporary fixes a try to get you through until replacing them becomes possible. Temporary Fixes For A Broken Eyeglasses Bridge Tape or Glue For a temporary fix that may not be the most fashion-forward, glue and tape your glasses back together Harry Potter style. For the best results, clean both broken pieces to remove any grease, and remove any leftover tape or glue if this isn’t your first rodeo. Strong tape will probably get you through your workday, but a more reliable fix requires super glue and some sort of glossy paper (magazine pages, wrapping paper, etc.). Individually glue thin strips of the paper around the bridge to mend your glasses. Allow time for each paper strip to dry before applying the next one. Glue and Thread For a stronger fix, you can sand...

Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses Part 2

As a parent, it’s important to keep an eye out for things your child may not recognize or be thinking about, especially when it comes to his or her vision and eye health. Whereas adults who have worn corrective lenses for years can recognize their own vision problems, kids may not even realize they can’t see as clearly as their peers. Does your child struggle in school because he or she can’t see the board? Does he or she often have to squint to see things more clearly? We fully discuss these two signs in part one on this topic. Keep reading for two more signs that your child may need corrective lenses. Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses Frequent Headaches If your child has headaches quite often, he or she may be suffering the ill effects of undetected nearsightedness (also called myopia; closer objects appear clear while distant objects appear blurry). When a child is nearsighted, he or she will often try to exert more effort to clear up the blurry vision. This compensation can cause headaches, usually in the frontal or brow areas find out. Tilting the Head Besides nearsightedness, your child could also be contending with double vision (diplopia). If you notice that he or she often tilts his or her head to the side, this could be because tilting the head can minimize double vision to be more manageable. Be sure to check out part one if you haven’t already, and keep an eye out for these signs to keep your child’s eyes healthy. Do you suspect your child may have a vision problem?...

Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses Part 1

As adults with eyeglasses, it’s easy to tell whether or not we have our glasses on or our contacts in. We’re so used to being able to see that when we remove our corrective lenses, it’s obvious to us that we suddenly can’t see as clearly. Now, think back to the time before you wore your glasses. Do you remember recognizing your sight problems as a kid? Children who have never worn corrective lenses may not even realize they’re having issues with their vision, so instead of waiting to be told, parents must keep an eye out for common signs. Pay attention to these indications that your child needs corrective lenses. Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses Trouble in School If your child is having difficulties in school, this could be an indication of a vision problem. Nearsighted children often have trouble seeing the board, and vision problems can also interfere with desk work. If your child is having trouble in school, investigate how close to the board he or she sits in class, and find out if his or her teacher has noticed any of the following signs. You can always simply ask your child, too, if you think he or she will be honest with you. (Some kids will purposefully ignore vision problems to avoid having to get glasses.) Squinting or Covering One Eye We’re all likely familiar with squinting our eyes in order to see something more clearly. This works because reducing the size of the opening you’re looking through also reduces the size of the image on the retina, making it briefly easier to...

The Do’s & Don’ts Of Contact Lenses

Do You Know What To Do & What Not To Do With Your Contact Lenses? Are you ready to ditch your glasses and get contact lenses in Langley? Get off on the right foot by visiting your optometrist at Vision Care Centre. Not only can we provide you with a thorough eye exam, but we can also evaluate your suitability for wearing contact lenses. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to contact lenses. What You Should Do With Your Contact Lenses Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before touching your contact lenses. Only clean your contact lenses as directed by your optometrist. Use the proper storage cases to store your contact lenses when you aren’t wearing them. Only use fresh contact lens solution to clean and store your lenses. Follow the recommended contact lens schedule for replacement. Remove your contact lenses before getting into a hot tub or going swimming. See your optometrist on a regular basis. What You Shouldn’t Do With Your Contact Lenses Don’t use cream soaps to clean your lenses. Don’t use saline solutions that are homemade. Don’t use tap water to wash or store your lenses. Never put your contact lenses in your mouth or use saliva to moisten them. Never share your contact lenses with other people. Don’t use products that are not recommended by your optometrist to clean or disinfect your lenses. Never sleep in your contact lenses if they’ve been exposed to a lake, pool, ocean, hot tub, or any other source of water that may contain bacteria. Are you ready...