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Frames For Eyeglasses Depending On Your Skin Tone

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Your face shape can help you identify your ideal frame style. Once you’ve found the perfect frame for your features, it’s time to pick the most flattering color! Your skin, hair color, and eye color all play a role in determining which color of glasses will most flatter your features.

Below we explain which shades best compliment you, based on your skin’s undertone.

What Are Skin Undertones?

If you’ve ever heard the term “warm tone” or “cool tone”, it’s referring to the undertone of your skin color— and not the surface tone. The surface tone is easy to identify, and chances are, you already know whether your skin is ivory, light, olive, tan or dark.

Undertones, however, are divided into three categories:

  • Cool (pink, red or blue undertones)
  • Warm (peachy, golden or yellow undertones)
  • Neutral (a combination of warm and cool undertones)

Tips to Identify Your Skin Undertone

    1.Determine the color of your veins

    When facing natural lighting, examine the veins on the inside of your wrist. What color are they? Blue or green? If they give off a blue or purple hue, you’re probably cool-toned. However, if they’re more green-like, chances are your skin tone is warm. But, if you are unable to distinguish between the two colors, you’re likely neutral-toned.

    By the way, your veins aren’t really green or purple— this is simply how they appear under the skin tone. For instance, blue veins observed through yellow tones give off a green appearance, whereas red tones with blue veins give off the purple appearance.

    2. Identify the color of your hair and eyes

    Another good place to assess your skin tone is by looking at your natural hair and eye colors.

    If you have blue, green, or grey eyes with blonde, brown, or black hair, then you have cool-toned skin. Those that have amber, brown, or hazel eyes and strawberry blonde, red, brown or black hair have warm-toned skin.

    3. How Does the Sun Affect You?

    Another method of identifying your skin tone is by assessing how your skin reacts when exposed to the sun. Does your skin burn easily or does it turn golden brown? If your skin burns easily, you likely have a cool skin tone, but if your skin tans easily, you have a warm skin tone.

    Once you’ve established your skin undertone, the next step is to pick glasses that best complement your unique features.

    How to Select Glasses Frame Colors Based on Your Skin’s Undertone

    Are you warm-toned?

    Colors well-suited to warm skin tones include dark red, honey, olive, and coral shades.

    Are you cool-toned?

    Colors that complement the cooler skin include blue-based reds, blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, and magentas.

    Are you neutral-toned?

    If your skin is neutral-toned, you can pull off essentially any color.

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    The best and quickest way to figure out which colors best suit you is by trying on a variety of different shades. Come visit us at Davich Optical in Los Angeles, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect frame color for your skin tone and features so you can look your very best, always.

    November 10 is World Keratoconus Day

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    November 10 will be the fourth annual World Keratoconus Day. Keratoconus is an eye disease in which the eye bulges and its shape becomes less spherical, leading to potentially significant loss of vision. Symptoms can also include sensitivity to light and red, puffy eyes.

    Sometimes, a cornea transplant is required in order to treat the eyes. Often, however, patients will make use of specialty lenses (such as scleral lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, and hybrid lenses) or cross-linking (a minor procedure involving eye drops and ultraviolet light) to obtain the clearer vision. Regular contact lenses are often too ineffective and uncomfortable for patients with keratoconus to use.

    Modern research is showing that keratoconus may be far more common than we had believed. It affects those of all ethnic groups and genders, usually manifesting itself in early adulthood. People from communities worldwide experience life with keratoconus, and Los Angeles is no different.

    At Davich Optical, we offer treatment to keratoconus patients from the greater community. Being very familiar with the challenges of life with keratoconus, we join together with friends around the globe in celebrating Keratoconus Day. This annual event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of keratoconus and the treatments available to those who have it.

    If you or a loved one would like to be examined for keratoconus and other eye conditions or to discuss treatment options, call us or schedule an appointment. Click here to learn more about keratoconus and the treatments we offer for it.

    Answers to the Most Common Questions About Glasses

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    How can I get rid of reflections on my glasses?

    If you’re experiencing annoying reflections on your lenses, have your optician replace the lenses with ones that include an anti-reflective coating (AR coating). Though this will come at an extra cost, the AR coating will help you see more clearly, let others see your eyes better and eliminate annoying glare spots on your lenses.

    I’d like to know more about the glasses that transform into sunglasses.

    Glasses that transform into sunglasses when in direct sunlight are known as photochromic lenses. The lenses darken once exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UV) rays and progressively return to their clear state when no longer exposed to these rays.

    Photochromic lenses are an excellent choice for those who wear glasses all day and regularly spend time outdoors, yet don’t want to invest in a pair of prescription sunglasses.

    However, it’s important to note that most photochromic lenses don’t darken as well when inside a vehicle. The windshield glass blocks much of the UV required to initiate the lens darkening process. Thus, it’s best to get a separate pair of prescription sunglasses for driving.

    How can I choose glasses that my child will actually want to wear?

    If you want your child to wear glasses, get him or her to pick them out. Whenever children choose glasses frames that they like and feel good wearing, they are much more likely to enjoy wearing them.

    How can I prolong the life of my eyeglasses?

    Below are a few tips to keep your glasses in great condition:

    • If you’re buying a single pair of glasses, avoid trendy frames that could soon go out of vogue.
    • If your child’s prescription changes regularly, ask for the new lenses to be placed in the old frames, rather than purchasing new frames every time.
    • Buy frames with spring hinges. These allow the temples to slightly flex outward without breaking the glasses.
    • Apply scratch-resistant coating to the lenses.

    Why do certain glasses leave indents on the sides of my nose?

    When nose pads are maladjusted or too tight, they leave indents. Fortunately, this problem can be easily solved with a few adjustments by an optician who will ensure that the pair of glasses evenly distributes pressure on the nose, head width, and ears.

    Why do my glasses cause pain behind my ears?

    If the arms of the frame are bent too tightly around the ears, you will experience aches behind the ears. Ask your optician to loosen the arms and adjust them as needed for maximum comfort.

    My glasses keep sliding off my nose. What should I do?

    If your glasses aren’t sitting comfortably on your face, then there’s clearly an adjustment problem. Visit Davich Optical in Los Angeles to adjust the frame width and bridge size.

    When buying reading glasses at a pharmacy or corner store, how do I know which prescription to get?

    Off-the-shelf glasses should only be used for emergency situations, as they can’t perfectly correct your prescription. That said, it is recommended to get a slightly weaker correction than your usual prescription.

    Why should I see an eye doctor when I can easily pick up an inexpensive pair of eyeglasses at the store?

    You should visit your eye doctor for several reasons.

    Routine eye exams are the only way to detect underlying diseases (i.e. glaucoma) in their early stages. When caught early, they can be more effectively treated before permanent vision loss occurs. Furthermore, the one-size-fits-all reading glasses that you find at a regular store doesn’t correct for astigmatism or those with differing eye prescriptions. This is something only an eye doctor, such as Dr. Chen, can provide.

    How do I keep my glasses clean?

    The most efficient method for cleaning glasses is to run them under water; place a tiny drop of dishwashing soap on the lenses and lather them using the tip of your finger. Rinse with warm water and dry using a microfibre cloth. Keep your lenses away from chemicals and high temperatures, as they can destroy the protective coating on your lenses.

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    Blinking and Dry Eye: The Clear Connection

    Dry Eye Syndrome Affects Your Blinking

    Ever notice that when you blink your eyes, your vision goes out of focus?

    Blurry vision does not necessarily mean that you need new glasses. In fact, a very common cause of blurry vision is called dry eye syndrome. Often confused with eye allergies, when your eyes fail to produce tears with the right balance of oils, here eyes can become irritated, red, and even itchy. Over time, this can, in a severe case of dry eye, even affect your vision and make things blurry.

    Nearly every week, Davich Optical sees patients who complain about the following:

    • Driving at night is difficult
    • Very light-sensitive
    • Glare from bright lights can be painful
    • Eyes are constantly red
    • Watery eyes are teary eyes
    • Continuous eye rubbing

    While not everybody suffers from dry eye syndrome, there are certainly a number of shared symptoms that can indicate dry eye. One of the telltale signs, however, is when you blink and your vision goes to the focus. Because your vision is dependent on the quality of your tears, any imbalance will tend to disrupt the way your eyes can focus and receive light.

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    If you have noticed any of the following symptoms such as blurry vision or red eyes, schedule an appointment at Davich Optical for a complete eye exam and dry eye evaluation.

    Change Your Look With Non-Prescription Glasses

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    There’s no doubt that glasses are deemed the ultimate accessory nowadays. From cat eyes and hipster to rimless and thick nerd glasses, both men and women are donning glasses without vision correction simply to change up their look. This trend is taking over, from teens to celebrities, such as supermodel Helena Christensen, basketball player Lebron James and singer Justin Bieber.

    What might surprise you, however, is that in addition to changing your appearance, these glasses offer protection from dust, direct sunlight, and UV rays. Furthermore, by coating your lenses with anti-radiation and blue light filters, you can prevent eye strain and discomfort while working on your computer.

    So What Are Non-Prescription Eyeglasses?

    These spectacles can be worn to change up your appearance, make a fashion statement or simply to refresh your look with something more funky or hip — but without a prescription. Non-prescription glasses add the final touch to your entire outfit and can be stylishly paired with a work outfit, a cocktail dress or with your jeans and a sweater for running errands.

    Select the specs that have all the features you desire. Davich Optical offers a wide array of frames available in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and styles to match your needs and personality.

    Can Non-Prescription Glasses Harm Your Vision?

    Many worry that wearing fake glasses will harm their eyes. Because you’re just looking through glass – or no glass at all – these non-prescription spectacles will not harm your vision in any way.

    Where Can I Buy Non-Prescription Glasses?

    Visit us at Davich Optical to check out our wide range of styles and brands; we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect fit for your face and desired look.

    Fashion-forward men and women tend to gravitate towards designs by Versace and Marc Jacobs. Models and the Hollywood set don Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry frames.

    Ready For a New Look?

    Non-prescription eyewear offers the easiest way to change your look. For instance, wearing a fitted dark jacket with a pair of oversized vintage glasses can instantly make one feel fun, approachable and fabulous.

    In short, non-prescription glasses add beauty and charm to your appearance, while protecting your eyes from dust and other unwanted particles. Thanks to our wide array of designs and styles to choose from, you can buy multiple pairs and create as many fashionable combinations as you like.

    So give your outfits a new breath of style! Visit Davich Optical in Los Angeles and slip on a pair of nonprescription eyeglasses (or prescription peepers if you need eye correction) today to instantly transform your look and feel.

    3 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses in the Fall

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    Optical Store & Eye Care in Los Angeles, California

    The leaves are changing color, the weather is getting cooler, and daylight hours are becoming shorter – but that shouldn’t stop you from wearing sun protection. Sure, there’s no direct sunlight beating down on you as it did during the summer and you’re not squinting half as much as you did a few months ago, but what many people don’t realize is that the autumn sun can be even more damaging to our eyes than the summer light. To learn more, read up on the reasons why you should keep wearing your sunglasses even as the seasons change.

    The Low Autumn Sun

    Many people overlook the fact that the sun is in your line of sight during the autumn and winter seasons. Because the seasonal changes call for shorter days, the sun doesn’t rise as high into the sky as it does during the summer months. Furthermore, when the sun is higher overhead, it doesn’t directly affect the eyes unless you are gazing up at it. In fact, eye damage in summertime results from light bouncing off of water or shiny objects. However, because the sun is lower in the sky and near the horizon in the fall, the direct path to the eyes poses a greater risk of exposing them to UV rays.

    UV Radiation Year Round

    UV exposure can lead to a host of diseases and eye conditions, such as cataracts, macular degeneration and cancer. Make sure you invest in a good pair of sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection to block out harmful sun rays from entering your eyes. Don’t forget to wear them out on cloudy days—as much as 90% of UV light can still find its way through the clouds! Furthermore, grass can reflect up to 5% of UV radiation, concrete reflects 25%, and up to 90% of UV light is reflected from snow. A pair of high-quality lenses keeps those harmful rays from beaming directly into your eyes.

    At Davich Optical, we offer a comprehensive selection of quality sunglasses and lenses that offer 100% UV protection, so you can keep your eyes happy and healthy year-round.

    Dangerous Sun Glare

    The lower angle of the sun during this time of year results in a brutal glare that can pose a danger when driving. Whether you are leaving for your commute at sunrise, or coming home during sunset, the sun glare can be quite annoying and even dangerous.

    The blinding light of the sun tends to scatter as it bounces off of uneven surfaces. However, if the sun rays hit a smooth surface, be it water or metal, the light reflects at an angle and blasts right into your eyes. To combat this potentially dangerous glare, get yourself a stylish pair of polarized sunglasses which mitigate the glare’s harmful effects.

    These are all important reasons to keep wearing your sunglasses, no matter the climate. If your friends ask you why you’re wearing sunnies despite the cold weather, you may want to share this important information with them.

    Visit Davich Optical in Los Angeles, California, to check out our protective high-quality sunglasses options for any season, need and occasion.

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    woman holding eyeIs It Eye Allergies or Dry Eyes?

    Eye Allergy and Dry Eye symptoms tend to be very similar. They both include redness, itchiness, tearing, and a gritty or burning sensation in the eyes.


    Is it really an allergic reaction, or could it be Dry Eyes? Before running to the pharmacy for some antihistamines, it would be worth digging into the cause of these reactions in order to assure that you’re choosing the right treatment option.

    If you’ve been using artificial tears, prescription allergy medication, or other over the counter medicine to relieve the itchy, dry feeling, but see no improvement— it may be worth visiting the The Dry Eye Center At Davich Optical and speaking with Dr. Dickson Chen, who can provide a diagnosis and solution for your condition.

    What’s the Difference Between Eye Allergies and Dry Eyes?

    Eye allergies, also known as allergic conjunctivitis, occur when the eyes react to elements that irritate them (allergens). One can develop eye allergies from pet dander, dust, pollen, smoke, perfumes, or even certain foods. To fight off the allergen, the eyes produce a substance called histamine, which causes the eyelids to become red, swollen and itchy — and at times to tear and burn. Those with eye allergies tend to experience nasal allergies as well, which include an itchy, stuffy nose, along with frequent sneezing.

    People with Dry Eyes suffer from eyes that feel dry, itchy, swollen, irritated, and at times very painful. Dry eye syndrome can be developed as a result of genetics, age, environment, lifestyle, medications, and the overall health of your eyes. When one has dry eyes, the eyes are either not producing enough tears to keep your eye lubricated, or the tears are not composed of the correct balance of water, lipids, and mucous to maintain proper lubrication.

    How Are Eye Allergies and Dry Eyes Treated?

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    Eye allergies can be treated using artificial tears, medicated eye drops, decongestants, antihistamines, or anti-inflammatory medications. Depending on your specific case, Dr. Dickson Chen may recommend a combination of treatments.

    However, if it is determined that you have dry eyes, Dr. Dickson Chen may suggest artificial tears or lubricant eye drops to alleviate the discomfort, and in some cases, may even prescribe drops or steroids. For patients with more acute cases of dry eyes, the doctor might suggest alternative treatment options, such as LipiFlow, True Tear, TearCare or scleral lenses.

    If you’re suffering from any of the above symptoms, speak with , who will examine and thoroughly assess the source of these reactions, determine whether they are caused by allergies or Dry Eyes, and provide the right treatment.

    The The Dry Eye Center At Davich Optical services patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Glendale, and throughout California.

    Kids and Eyeglasses – 6 Great Tips

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    Optical Store & Eye Care in Los Angeles, California

    Are you struggling to get your kid to wear glasses? Let us assure you that you are far from alone. We all know how important clear vision is to your children’s development and academic achievement, but your children may not see eye-to-eye with you on this.

    For many kids, new experiences can be scary and something to be avoided at all costs.

    Worry not — below we offer a few field-tested strategies which can serve to not only encourage but also excite children about wearing glasses.

    1. Have THE conversation

    Bring up the topic of wearing glasses and be ready to answer any questions or concerns they may have. It’s a good idea to read a few books on the topic together —they serve as excellent conversation starters and can make them more at ease with the idea of wearing glasses.

    Many children see only the negative aspects of wearing glasses – so it’s important to highlight the benefits, such as clearer viewing when watching TV or films, more fun when reading stories and a lovely accessory which will no doubt look great on them.

    2. Have your child choose the frames.

    Fight the urge to choose the frames for your child and let them pick out their own, based on their preferred style and color. It’s important for the child to absolutely love the glasses they choose, as it will render them more inclined to actually wear them.

    Come check out our comprehensive frame collection for children at Davich Optical.

    3. Slowly accustom them to wearing glasses

    Your kids might not be inclined to wear glasses from the get-go —it may be uncomfortable and feel very strange in the first few weeks. So it’s important to slowly habituate them to wearing them. Have your kids wear their glasses for 15 minutes a day, and slowly increase their eyewear time with every day that passes until wearing eyewear becomes second nature.

    Try to be patient. When you find glasses anywhere but on your child’s face, just pick them up and place them on their nose — and remind them that glasses only work when worn.

    4. Point out other “cool” people who wear glasses.

    Show your kids pictures of others who also wear glasses —and make sure to select those your kids typically look up to: actors or actresses, sports players, musicians, popular classmates, etc.

    This will only encourage your children to get comfortable with wearing them themselves.

    5. The eye doctor is your ally

    Your eye doctor has experience and strategies in dealing with children who exhibit resistance to wearing glasses. Ask Dr. Chen for advice on how to get your kids comfortable with frame fittings and wearing glasses.

    6. Be in close contact with teachers

    Regularly check in with your children’s teachers to ensure that your kid is wearing glasses as needed. Here’s a tip: purchase two pairs of glasses — one for school and another for the home. This will avoid the “I forgot my glasses at home/school” excuse.

    Make wearing glasses fun for your kids by calling or visiting Davich Optical — we will be happy to offer more helpful tips! Davich Optical serves patients from Los Angeles and offers a vast array of sturdy frames to suit your child’s every taste.

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    12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

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    Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene

    By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and the risks associated with vision loss only grow as you age. By neglecting eye care, you place yourself at a higher risk of suffering from cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and low vision.

    So make sure you maintain great eye health by following these 12 tips for optimal eye health.

    1. Avoid rubbing your eyes

    Itchy eyes can be a hallmark symptom of allergies, and though rubbing may bring temporary relief, it ultimately increases swelling and worsens the itch. If you wear contact lenses, rubbing your eyes can also dislodge or even break a lens, causing the lens to get lost or scratch the cornea. Plus, eye rubbing can lead to eye infections, since our hands are typically covered with a host of germs.

    2. Regularly wash your hands

    Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is often caused by germs and bacteria carried to your eyes by unclean hands. Frequently washing your hands with soap and warm water helps keep bacteria away and prevents eye contamination. Prior to inserting or removing contact lenses, make sure to wash your hands with mild soap and dry them using a lint-free towel.

    3. Beware of UV rays

    By exposing yourself to sunlight and UV rays, you increase the risk of developing macular degeneration and corneal sunburn. Beyond just adding some style and zest to your look, sunglasses should protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays. Speak to your optometrist about the different options available for people who wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses too, to keep your eyes safe in the sun.

    4. Stay hydrated

    Staying hydrated is crucial for your body’s overall health and wellbeing — and that includes your eyes. Among other complications, if you don’t have enough fluid in your body, it impacts tear production and can cause dry eyes and irritation. Drink up!

    5. Don’t smoke cigarettes

    Need some extra motivation to quit smoking?

    Smokers are more prone to developing age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and other eye conditions. Cigarette smoking can also destroy optic nerves, which can adversely affect your vision over time. So think twice before you light up, and speak to your doctor about getting help to quit.

    6. Eat a healthy diet

    Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to ensure that your diet is rich in antioxidants, such as Vitamins A and C. These can be found in leafy greens (your mom was right about spinach!), orange vegetables (think, carrots and sweet potato) and citrus fruit. Furthermore, fatty fish like salmon contain essential omega-3 fatty acids which also promote excellent eye health.

    7. Keep a healthy distance from screens

    Nip digital eye strain in the bud by positioning your computer monitor about an arm’s length away from the eyes and 20 degrees below eye level. Ideally, work in a room with enough diffused lighting to reduce stress on your eyes from the computer light.

    8. Remember the 20-20-20 rule

    Speaking of computers, have you heard of the 20-20-20 rule? When using digital devices, rest your eyes every 20 minutes by looking 20 feet away for 20 continuous seconds.

    Once you’re at it, blink 20 times in succession to prevent dry eyes, and make it a habit to rise from your seat and take 20 steps to promote good posture and blood circulation, which helps your vision too.

    9. Be careful with eye make-up

    Make sure that your eye shadow, mascara, and eyeliner don’t cause your eyes an allergic reaction. Get in the habit of removing your make-up before going to sleep in order to avoid bacterial build-up from residual make-up left in the eye area. And, from time to time, clean your make-up brushes, especially those used to apply cosmetics around the eye area.

    10. Sleep is golden

    Just as with the rest of your body, your eyes need a break. So make sure that you get sufficient shut-eye (8 hours) each night to keep your eyes revitalized and healthy.

    11. Wear protective eyewear

    Whatever you do, make sure your eyes are well-protected. If you’re swimming, wear goggles to prevent chlorine from entering your eyes. If you’re gardening or engaged in a DIY project at home, wear safety glasses to keep dust particles and bacteria at bay and prevent eye injuries. Ask your local eye doctor about protective eyewear for sports and other activities.

    12. Regularly visit your eye doctor

    Don’t underestimate the importance of getting a routine eye exam, whether you need an updated prescription or not. Even if you can see well today, a comprehensive eye exam can pick up early signs of eye diseases and conditions before symptoms become noticeable, such as glaucoma, diabetes, retinal holes which could lead to retinal detachment, and cancers like melanoma. Early detection and management can prevent further complications and serious vision loss down the line.

    Only an eye doctor has the required knowledge, experience, tools and techniques to determine whether you have these or other eye conditions.

    It is recommended that everyone gets a comprehensive eye exam once a year (or at least every two years). Children, whose eyes are rapidly developing, and people at higher risk for developing eye problems such as diabetics and older people, need to undergo eye exams even more frequently: at the minimum, yearly.

    During the evaluation, the eye doctor will check for things like:

    • Farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism and/or presbyopia
    • Eye coordination
    • Optic nerve and eye pressure tests to spot glaucoma

    It’s also important to be on the look-out for any changes in your vision. If you experience hazy or double vision, worsening eyesight, red eyes, eye pain, swelling or floaters, contact Dr. Chen.

    Incorporate these tips and habits into your lifestyle to maintain healthy eyes and a high quality of life. Davich Optical offers comprehensive eye exams in Los Angeles, California, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about ways to maintain healthy vision.

    Does Your Child Actually Hate Reading Or Is It Really A Vision Issue?

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    Eye Exams for Kids in Los Angeles, California

    Most kids don’t suspect that something is wrong with their eyesight and are thus unlikely to seek help with their vision. If you witness your child tilting his or her head too often, frequently squinting, or holding books or other objects unusually close or far away from his or her eyes, it may be time for an eye exam.

    Book an appointment with at Davich Optical today. We will provide a comprehensive eye exam that will detect whether your child has any vision aberrations.

    It’s up to parents to recognize the signs of compromised eyesight and to take the necessary precautions against it. Read on to learn the basics of keeping your children’s vision sharp and healthy.

    Why Are Vision Screenings Not Enough?

    School or pediatric vision screenings often offer superficial eye exams that cannot detect underlying vision issues that get in the way of your child’s success in school and life. In fact, it is estimated that up to 10 million kids suffer from vision issues, despite having passed a school vision screening. Therefore, it is critical to have your child’s eyes examined by an eye doctor in order to assess their overall eye health. The earlier they do it, the better.

    Does Your Child Really Hate to Read?

    If your child dislikes or avoids reading, it might indicate a vision problem.

    Does your child…

    • Use a finger or pencil to guide the eyes while reading?
    • Incessantly rub his or her eyes?
    • Cover one eye while reading?
    • Frequently tilt his or her head?

    Reading with undiagnosed vision problems can result in headaches, fatigue and eye strain, which could explain why your child shies away from engaging in this activity.

    Should your child need glasses for vision correction, Davich Optical has a wide variety of age-appropriate options, made of comfortable, durable, and kid-friendly materials.

    Should Eye Exams be on the Back-to-School To-Do List?

    By the age of 6, every child should have undergone three eye exams. Make sure to prioritize eye exams by adding it to the back-to-school to-do list. No matter how wonderful the pencils and markers are, if the vision isn’t there, your child will struggle through school, sports and in life.

    Is it Clumsiness or a Vision Problem?

    If your child frequently bumps into desks, knocks things over and trips, it may not be just clumsiness. Contact Davich Optical for an eye exam today.

    Spending Too Much Time on Computer/Digital Screens?

    Too Much Screen Time is Linked To Myopia

    The use of digital devices is on the rise, and so is myopia (nearsightedness).

    Research has shown that prolonged use of computers and digital devices among children can result in myopia. Focusing on images or words on the screen for extended periods of time can result in eye strain, and over time, can even change the shape of a child’s eye. As a parent, we recommend you limit your child’s computer or phone screen time and incorporate the 20/20/20 rule (every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds).

    Blue Light Blocking Glasses or Lenses for Digital Screens

    Another problem with using digital devices has to do with the blue light these devices emit. Smartphones expose us to the most blue light, since we hold them very close to our eyes. Long hours of blue light exposure can harm the eyes and disrupt sleep quality.

    However, the harm caused by blue light can be reduced by wearing special Blue Light lenses.

    At Davich Optical, we offer blue light filters for lenses, which block blue light from reaching one’s eyes and protect your vision when using digital devices. Ask us about adding blue-light filters to your or your child’s glasses, or about getting a full pair of blue light eyeglasses.

    Why Opt for Polycarbonate Lenses?

    When it comes to kids, the lenses you pick matter. Davich Optical recommends opting for polycarbonate lenses when buying glasses. They are more lightweight, impact-resistant and scratch-resistant than traditional plastic lenses. Furthermore, the UV protection can protect your child’s eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.

    If you want your kids to ace their classes this year, remember to prioritize a visit to the eye doctor as part of your back-to-school checklist.

    Comprehensive Pediatric Eye Exams

    At Davich Optical , we offer comprehensive pediatric eye exams, as well as a wide array of glasses and lenses for our young patients. Davich Optical serves patients from in and around Los Angeles in the state of California.