Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month!

Here at Jonas Paul Eyewear, one thing that has always been (and always will be) important to us is eye health. The backbone of our company is centered around helping children feel beautiful, but even more than that it's about helping kids and teens see the world around them clearly and proactively take care of their eyes.

Healthy Vision Month was established in 2003 by the National Eye Institute (NEI), with a main goal of raising awareness of the importance of vision health.

We're bringing you a list of four key tips to keep your kiddos' eyes healthy and thriving, ranging from good eating habits to wearing sunnies outside (check out our awesome non-prescription kids sunglasses for your kiddos who don't need prescription lenses!).


“Eat some carrots - they’re good for your eyes!” Do you remember hearing this when you were little? Well, the saying isn’t entirely wrong! Eating healthy is important for nourishment, but it’s also crucial to developing healthy eyes. Because our kiddos’ eyes are still developing, it’s so important to make sure their diet includes foods rich in nutrients like Vitamins A, C, and E, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Not sure where to start? Start simple with fruits and veggies that your kids like, and work your way up to the foods they might see as “adventurous”, such as leafy greens, nuts or beans, and maybe even fish. As always, keep in mind any dietary restrictions for your family!


Did you know that cells in the inner portion of the crystalline lens of our eyes are some of the only cells in your body that last a lifetime? That’s why eye protection from the sun is so important, especially for kids! It’s easy to remember to put sunscreen on our kiddos when they’re playing outside, but it’s just as important to make sure they are wearing sunnies that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB rays. Lucky for you, all of our frames can be turned into stylish sunnies!

FUN FACT: ALL of our prescription polycarbonate lenses (not just our sunglasses!) come with 100% protection from the sun's harmful rays. It's not just the dark tint that matters - having UV protection is just as important on regular prescription frames!


Say goodbye to those germs! Because eyes can be susceptible to infection, it’s more important than ever to teach our kids to always wash their hands regularly and keep their hands away from their eyes. Along with clean hands, help your kiddos see well by teaching them to keep their glasses clean.

Pro Tip: Check out our awesome lens cleaner! It's just $5 and will help you keep your kiddo's lenses squeaky clean and germ-free.


Have you ever heard of the 20-20-20 rule? Well, now you have! It is recommended that for every 20 minutes of screen time, we look at an object about 20 feet away for about 20 seconds to make sure our eyes don’t get fatigued. The same is true for kiddos! Make sure that they are limiting screen time and spending time in the great outdoors, playing board games, and using their vivid imaginations. Getting enough sleep is also important so their developing eyes have plenty of time to rest and rejuvenate!

For extra protection during screen time, be sure to check out our blue light blocking glasses for kids.

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