Contact Us

Address:

1616 Cornwall Ave. #105

Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360-393-4479  

Fax: 360-746-8661

HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY           

TUESDAY          WEDNESDAY    THURSDAY    FRIDAY              SATURDAY        SUNDAY            

10 - 6 PM         

10 - 6 PM

10 - 6 PM

10 - 6 PM

10 - 6 PM

CLOSED

CLOSED

*CLOSED DAILY FROM 1-2 PM FOR LUNCH 

Our Eye Clinic is proud to serve patients living throughout Whatcom and Skagit Counties as well as the students enrolled at Western Washington University (WWU), Bellingham Technical College (BTC), and Whatcom Community College

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KIDS EYEGLASSES & OPTICAL STORE

OUR BRANDS

We carry a huge selection of kids eyeglasses from infant and toddler size up to teenage size.  We currently stock the following eyeglasses brands...

  • Converse

  • Rayban

  • Oakley

  • Nike

  • Candies

  • Skechers

  • Crocs

  • Miraflex

  • and more...

READING GLASSES FOR KIDS

Reading is a task being taught at younger ages than ever before. 

 

If done for long periods of time, it is a task of confinement and stress for children.  Whichever method or strategy the teacher uses for the beginning reader, the child has to maintain a still body, a still head and accurate focusing of the eyes. 

 

For many school aged kids, the physical task creates stress in the body and eyes. 

 

As a result of being contained and entering into this stressful event of looking at close by visual symbols, the body enters into a mode telling the child, “let’s get out of here”. 

 

When the children aren’t ready developmentally for reading, this challenge is enough to make them avoid reading all together or create adverse visual consequences. 

 

Fortunately, there are certain lenses that can lower the stress of the reading task to make it easier for the young learners.  Contrary to most glasses prescriptions, these type of reading glasses aren’t designed simply to make a blurry image clear again. 

 

It is an outdated approach to limit the power of lenses to this benefit alone. 

 

These lenses – often called performance or stress relieving lenses – will reduce the chances of entering into a “flight” mode from the confining desk work required.  They will often reduce the physical and visual stress that is accompanied by desk work and reading.