• World Sight Day

    On World Sight Day (10/08/15), 39DollarGlasses had the pleasure of volunteering with ChildSight® in Newark, New Jersey to assist with vision screenings for students in need. ChildSight®, a product of Helen Keller International, is a program that provides underserved children in the United States with free vision screenings and prescription eyeglasses. Without clear vision, children are at a disadvantage both academically and socially. According to ChildSight®, “One in four children in the United States will experience vision problems before they finish high school. Yet for thousands of children living in poverty in the United States, access to quality vision care remains out of reach and they are forced to face…

  • How Do You Know Your Child Needs Glasses?

    At 39DollarGlasses, we know the importance of seeing clearly, especially for children. Reading, writing, learning, and playing are all acts that can be hindered when a child has poor vision. Parents often wonder – how do you know when your child needs glasses? Facts About First Exams: According to the American Optometric Association, infants should receive their first comprehensive vision assessment at 6 months old. An additional eye exam should be completed at three years old. Children should have their eyes examined once more just before they start kindergarten. *Please Note: If your doctor requests seeing your child again in a smaller interval than what is listed above then please…

  • Fitting Glasses for Kids

    For children’s eyeglasses, one size does not fit all. Did you know that correct frame sizing is just as important as a proper prescription when it comes to a child’s frame? If your son or daughter is wearing a pair of eyeglasses that is too large or too small for their face there is a huge risk for discomfort. Even worse, there is a risk that your child will be unhappy with their glasses and will be reluctant to wear them. When it comes to sizing children’s frames, there are big kids and there are small kids. There are fast growers and there are slow growers. There is no standard…

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