As we head into 2020, many of us make a resolution focused around improving our health. At Fitz Frames we strive to spread the importance of proactive eye health and are revolutionizing the eyeglass buying experience. We make custom, 3D printed eyewear including prescription, blue light filtering, and sunglasses - all via your iPhone app.

Fitz Frames was founded by Heidi Hertel after many years of navigating the optical world for her own kids, she found herself frustrated with the lack of options on the market and set out to solve glasses for kids and parents. More than just a “virtual” try-on experience, we custom measure over 1,000 points of your face - for a perfect fit. Order anytime, anywhere and we will deliver directly to your front door. We proudly design and manufacture entirely in the USA.

While Fitz Frames started with a focus on kids, our technology works for every face and we have found that 50% of our customers are adults. We work with HSA and FSA and would for you to try our glasses worry free! If you are not convinced, just send them back within 30 days.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology, estimates that eighty percent of all learning during a child's first twelve years comes through their eyes. With the American Public Health Association’s finding that ten percent of preschoolers and twenty-five percent of children in grades K through 6 have vision challenges, it’s clear eye exams are a crucial part of a child’s well-being and academic success.

Here are 8 quick tips to determine if your child may be in need of glasses:

1. Squinting

Squinting creates temporary visual focus and clarity. This can indicate a refractive error, like astigmatism (blurry vision), hyperopia (farsightedness) or myopia (nearsightedness).

2. Frequent Headaches

If your child complains of headaches on school days or after long periods of reading, this may be from eye fatigue as he strains his eyes to focus. Usually a symptom of astigmatism and farsightedness, frequent headaches may be accompanied by eye pain and disappear when the child is not reading.

3. Excessive Eye Rubbing

When a child is trying to clear her blurry vision, she may frequently rub her eyes. It can also indicate eye fatigue or allergic conjunctivitis.

4. Clumsiness

Amblyopia, more commonly known as “lazy eye,” is when the eyes and brain fail to work together correctly, leading to good vision in one eye and poor vision in the other. This imbalance in vision may lead to severe clumsiness.

5. Tilting Head or Covering One Eye

Blame amblyopia if your child is tilting her head or covering one eye to adjust her vision. When the eyes are misaligned, children overcompensate, using their “stronger” eye over their lazy one.

6. Sitting Too Close to Screens

Nearsighted kids find relief (and clarity) by bringing a blurry object closer to their faces. Sitting too close to the TV or bringing a tablet or phone right up to their noses may indicate nearsightedness.

7. Losing Place While Reading

If your child often loses his place while reading or uses his finger to guide his eyes, he may be struggling with double vision, difficulty focusing or improper eye movement.

8. Poor Academic Performance

At school, children need to quickly adapt their visual focus from near to far and back again— from chalkboards and computer screens to textbooks and tablets. If they are unable to adapt their focus well because of a vision deficiency, academic performance suffers. They may even try to compensate for this by asking to sit in the front of the room.

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