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10 Tips For Buying Kids' Eyewear

By Liz DeFranco, ABOC, NCLC, with review and updates by master optician Mark Mattison-ShupnickLike This Page? Please Share!If you're a parent in search of the right pair of eyeglasses for your child, you probably know that walking into an optical store can be confusing. There is no shortage of children's eyeglass frames. The problem is: how do you figure out which ones: a) your child will be willing to wear; and b) will last longer than the ride home?To begin with, most children who need...

Cool Glasses for Cool Kids

It’s not just a business for Ben and Laura Harrison, founders and owners of Jonas Paul Eyewear in Grand Rapids. It’s personal. When their son, for whom the company is named, was born four years ago, it was discovered while they were still in the hospital that his sight was severely impaired.Laura says, “It was a normal pregnancy with no indication that there was anything out of the ordinary. The morning after the delivery, the pediatrician came to tell us that there was something just not...

Moving Ideas For Military Families

(NAPSI)—America’s military men and women are known to be up for anything. For some things, however, such as moving their families, many could use some advice, such as these helpful suggestions:Before You Move• The first thing to do is to make an appointment with the military base property transportation office to schedule your move.• Next, tell the base landlord or housing office of your dates and plans.• Figure out what size truck you’ll need and reserve it.• Get boxes and other packing...