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Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type of refractive error. Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge.

Empress Eye Clinic Doctors, treats patients from all over North York, and Great Toronto Area, Ontario with their vision correction needs. The knowledgeable, caring staff at Empress Eye Clinic can help you and your kids if they’re struggling with their glasses or don’t want to wear them.

Why Won’t My Child Wear His or Her Glasses?

To help your children get the best vision possible, you first need to understand why they’re fighting with you over their glasses. It usually stems from something physical, emotional, or social, such as:

  • Wrong fit
  • Wrong prescription
  • Personal style
  • Reactions from friends

How do you know which it is? Pay close attention to the signs, from what your kids say, to how they behave, to how they interact with others.

Physical

Improper fit is a big reason why glasses could feel uncomfortable. If they slip down, itch behind the ears, or put pressure on the bridge of the nose, it can explain why a child wouldn’t like to wear them.

If there’s been a big change to their prescription, they may need time to get used to it. If they were given the wrong prescription, they may be straining their eyes, getting headaches, or having eye fatigue. An incorrect prescription can make wearing glasses painful or awkward. It doesn’t correct their vision, either, so they’ll still see blurry images. When this happens, your eye doctor can check the prescription and make an adjustment.

Emotional

Your kids at home aren’t the same as your kids in school, on the sports field, or with their friends. They may be afraid of being made fun of in school, or they may not want the sudden attention on their appearance. These feelings can be even stronger among the tween and teen set.

Social

Even young kids can feel different when they put on a pair of glasses, especially if it’s for the first time. Feeling different or weird, in their eyes, translates to a negative experience. When wearing glasses makes them feel like the odd man out, they may not want to wear them. The last thing your child wants is to feel like a social outcast. After all, everyone wants to belong.

How We Can Help

First, bring your child in to the eye doctor for an eye exam. Our optometrists Drs. Heshmati, Habib, and Agrawal will check to make sure that your child has the right prescription and that any vision problems are being corrected. Next, we’ll take a look at the glasses and place them on your child’s face to determine if they’ve got the proper fit. Our eye care assistants will take care of any adjustments that need to be made.

The Vision They Need, The Style They Want

Fashion isn’t only for adults. Your budding fashionista or trendy young stud wants to look awesome, so don’t forget about style. When your kids look great, they’ll feel great! Give them the top-quality eyewear they need without compromising on style. Your kids are a lot more likely to wear glasses when they like the way they look.

What You Can Do to Help

Encourage, stay positive, and don’t give up. Avoid telling them what you want them to wear. Let them choose for themselves. In the end, they’re the ones wearing the glasses. Making decisions is an important life skill, something they’ll need as they grow up and become more independent.

For younger children, use positive words to encourage them. Talk about how glasses are like magic, letting them see beautiful things around them. Show them how a pretty flower or a bright red truck looks with the glasses on, and how different it looks with the glasses off. For older kids, throw in a little pop culture. Tell them how trendy they’ll look by showing them pictures of celebrities who also wear glasses. You’ll also rack up some cool parent points.

At Empress Eye Clinic , we have the experience and unique approach to children’s eyewear that will make your kids want to wear their glasses. Schedule an eye exam today – you can book an appointment online right here. If you have any questions or concerns, give us a call and we’ll be glad to help.

Empress Eye Clinic is directly accessible from Yonge subway
and the Yonge Street exit for easy access from HWY 401.

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Empress Eye Clinic is directly accessible from Yonge subway
and the Yonge Street exit for easy access from HWY 401.

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WELCOME TO EMPRESS EYE CLINIC

Eye Exams, Eyewear, Myopia Control Center, Dry Eye Clinic, Scleral, Ortho K, and other Specialty Contact Lenses and more in North York and Greater Toronto Area(GTA)

Utilizing Advanced Technologies we Diagnose, Treat and Prevent Eye Disease. Our North York, Toronto eye doctors provide wide range of eye care services including advanced total eye health and vision examination, of adults and children, fitting of variety regular and specialty contact lenses, dispensing of regular and specialty eyeglasses, medical treatment of eye diseases, glaucoma, macular degeneration, keratoconus, emergency eye care, co-management of cataract, LASIK, PRK and corneal cross linking, advanced dry eye treatment, myopia control, orthokeratology, emergency eye care, our staff can help direct bill most insurance plans.

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Dr. Javad Heshmati, Optometrist

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Dr. Roger Habib, Optometrist

Do You Dream of Waking Up to Perfect Vision? With Ortho-K Overnight Sight Correction, (also known as Corneal Reshaping Therapy or Vision Shaping Therapy) you can see naturally and clearly without glasses or contacts all day long. Nearsightedness, or the technical name Myopia is more and more prevalent in this digital day and age. Learn more!

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What is Myopia Control?

If your child has myopia (nearsightedness) and their vision prescription continually increases at each eye exam, Myopia Control may be a good option. Myopia Control can reduce the risk of myopic-related eye disease with contact lenses, drops, or different kinds of lenses.

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What causes myopia?

Myopia is caused by a combination of environmental factors and heredity. Studies show that if we can move the focal point in front of the mid peripheral retina we can slow the progression of myopia. The increased use of cell phones and computers, as well as less time outdoors is probably a contributing factor.

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If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call an optometrist near you at: 416-223-4500 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented many new comprehensive health and safety protocols to keep our patients and our team safe while at our office. Below is a summary of some of the changes we have made: • Our staff and doctors are required to self-screen for COVID-19 signs and symptoms prior to coming to work...

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Dr. Javad Heshmati, Optometrist

Dr. Heshmati is a Doctor of Optometry. He is certified in controlled substances, diagnostic, topical and oral therapeutics to medically treat eye diseases.

Dr. Heshmati received his optometry degree in 1991 from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. After moving to Ontario in 1997, he continued studying Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing, and he received his certificates in ophthalmic dispensing in 1999. He received his certification from the Canadian Examiners in Optometry and became a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario in 2004. He then started his practice as an Eye Doctor in Ontario.

Dr. Heshmati established the Empress Eye Clinic in 2007 to provide the highest quality eye care to his patients.

Dr. Heshmati backed his academic knowledge with extensive Optometry experience in ocular health, geriatric, pediatric, myopia control, primary care optometry, and contact lens. He co-manages cataract, corneal cross-linking and laser refractive surgery with top ophthalmic surgeons in Toronto.

Dr. Heshmati also prescribes and fits a wide range of advanced and specialty soft and gas permeable contact lenses (Toric for astigmatism, multi-focal for presbyopia, scleral for keratoconus and dry eye, therapeutic, bandage and prosthetic contact lenses for damaged cornea, and Orthokeratology ( Ortho K)also known as Corneal Reshaping for myopia control in kids.

Throughout more than 25 years of practice, Dr. Heshmati has demonstrated excellence in clinical practice by dedicating himself to the highest level of patient care. He continually strives to learn the latest knowledge and treatment techniques to incorporate them into his routine practice.

Dr. Heshmati strongly believes in preventative eye care. He incorporates advanced technologies and techniques in his practice, enabling him to diagnose, prevent, and treat eye diseases in the early stages to prevent vision loss.

Providing the most thorough eye care available and educating and helping patients understand all aspects of their vision and eye health, Dr. Heshmati prides himself that his patients are the primary referral source to his practice.

Hours & Location

Empress Eye Clinic locationEmpress Eye Clinic has been serving North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Willowdale, Vaughan, Markham, Downsview, Scarborough andToronto, for more than 12 years. Our office is conveniently located at Empress Walk , 5095 Yonge Street, Unit B6, North York, Ontario, M2N 6Z4

Empress Eye Clinic is directly accessible by Yonge- University subway and easily accessible from HWY 401. It is near the Yonge and Sheppard and Yonge and Finch intersections at Empress Walk Mall.

Call us to make an appointment with our North York optometrists to talk about your eye health, eyeglasses, dry eye, myopia control, scleral contact lenses or other specialty lens needs. You are also welcome to drop in anytime to browse through our large selection of designer eyeglass frames and sunglasses.

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5095 Yonge Street Unit B6
North York, ON M2N 6Z4
Directions

Located at Empress Walk mall
Our office is directly accessible from North York Subway Station.

If taking the subway, please get off at North York Subway Station and follow the signs to Princess Avenue or Empress Walk, take the escalator to the main floor and then the second escalator to the 2nd Floor.

If you are driving, half way between Sheppard Avenue and Finch Avenue on the east side of Yonge Street, look for Empress Walk at the corner of Yonge Street and Empress Avenue.

 

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