What are we referring to? Sometimes, a child does not study as he should, or behaves exceptionally wildly or, to the opposite extreme, may show complete indifference in school, and gets reprimanded for it. Yet what can be done in a situation where the child is only a pawn and cannot improve because … he is simply not guilty!? He is not guilty because he does not see things correctly! The reason for this can be complex or simple, but the outcome is the same: his visual problem causes him to interpret what he sees incorrectly. Therefore it is likely he will develop a serious deficiency in his studies (as a great part of lessons are transmitted visually), and the result will be a reduction in his desire to learn and additional deterioration, even behavioral disturbances.
Einit – the professional and trustworthy optical chain, employs in each of its five branches optometrists who have specialized in a profession much in demand – developmental optometry. The optometrists examine and diagnose children, and after a comprehensive and accurate examination they decide on the desirable treatment. In many cases in which they find problems, the children benefit from a series of eye exercises or, as an alternative, glasses, which should solve the problem and set them on the path to success. The exercises are carried out at Einit by experts in the field, at an affordable price.
Parents and teachers! If you are in doubt as to whether a child is not fulfilling his potential, it is highly recommended to send him for a diagnostic examination to check his eyesight; perhaps there lies the root of the problem and – the solution.
Bifocals vs. Multifocals
If your child indeed needs eyeglasses, a common question arises about whether to purchase bifocals or multifocals.
One way to treat visual problems in children and youth is with glasses with split lenses, the well-known bifocal lens, with a reading window in the lower section.
The classic and popular design is the above-mentioned lens, with a border between the sections of distance vision and reading/close up vision; the dividing line between the two sections is clear.
Recently there has been a transition to an aesthetic lens that serves the same purpose, but is manufactured without a dividing line.
This lens appears in two principal shapes. The first is the ‘invisible bifocal’. This is actually a lens with a clear boundary between the two sections, only one cannot see the dividing line clearly. The line becomes blurred while being manufactured, although it functions as a bifocal just the same.
The second is a lens that also has no dividing line, but unlike with the previous lens, the boundaries between its sections are not clear and sharp, although it has a transitional area between the distance vision area and that for close vision. This transitional area is meant for medium distance.
The final recommendation for the best choice for a child/youth is to heed to the recommendation of the optometrist.
These two types of lenses provide an aesthetic solution which opens possibilities for parents and children who were prevented from using them for appearance sake. This is a valuable contribution towards the perfect solution of visual problems.
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