Frequently Asked Questions
Do you recommend any children’s books about wearing glasses?
Below are all great books for young children to enjoy and see that other kids wear glasses too!
- The Princess Who Wore Glasses by Laura Hertzfeld Katz
- I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
- Who Wears Glasses? by Ana Galan
- Fancy Nancy, Spectacular Spectacles by Jane O’Connor
- My Travelin’ Eye by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Do you offer a warranty on frames and/or lenses?
All standard lenses will have a one year scratch warranty. Lenses with an Anti-Reflective coating will have a two year scratch warranty. Frames will have a one year manufacturer’s defect warranty. Although, most frame breakage with children is usually not due to a manufacturer’s defect, it’s due to kids being kids. In the case of normal breakage, we charge a nominal fee for whatever frame part needs to be replaced.
Do you offer eye exams?
No, we do not have an optometrist or ophthalmologist on staff. However, we can refer you to a qualified doctor in the area, just give us a call.
When should kids have their vision checked?
Young children should have their vision checked by an optometrist or ophthalmologist by age three, or earlier if you notice one of their eyes is turning or they otherwise seem to be having difficulty with their vision. After that, your child should be rechecked yearly unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Do not assume that your pediatrician’s vision check is sufficient. Nor are the school screenings. These are cursory tests that will only show a significant distance vision issue. They will not detect close vision issues, internal eye problems, or eye muscle related issues. Also, do not assume that your child is seeing clearly because they aren’t complaining of blurry vision. Children are not aware of what should or should not be clear or even what clear vision is.
Could a baby really need glasses?
Certainly. But that can only be determined with a thorough eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Catching a vision problem early can be very important for the child’s visual development.
Can my child wear their glasses while playing sports?
It is not recommended that regular eyewear be worn for sports (this is for adults too!). Not only is the eyewear in danger of breaking on impact, but the child can also be injured. Sports glasses are designed to take the rough contact during sports and remain intact as well as protecting your child from injury. Protective sports glasses are recommended for everyone playing sports and are available with or without prescription.
Do you accept insurance for children’s eyewear?
No, we are not providers for any insurance plans. However, after making a purchase, we can supply you with an itemized receipt for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement if you have out of network provider benefits.
I live out of state but am interested in ordering from Eye Candy Kids. Can I order frames over the phone/online?
It is critical that a child’s eyewear be fitted properly by an experienced optician, from the initial selection to the final delivery. For that reason, we do not recommend ordering online from any site. If your child has successfully worn a particular style previously and you’d like to reorder it, we’d be happy to take that order by phone and ship it to you. However, be sure to take them to a qualified optician in your area for final fitting.