New pair of frames now what?

You just received a new pair of stylish frames from Jonas Paul Eyewear in the mail- YAY! But now you are wondering, how do I teach my son or daughter to keep them safe? 

Buying a pair of frames can be hard enough, teaching your child to keep them safe shouldn’t be. We have rounded up our five best tips to help your child keep their frames 100% safe, protected, and of course, stylish. 

 

#1 Keep them in the case when they’re not on their face

The moment your child takes off their glasses, help them secure their eyewear in a hard-sided case. (We provide a case with each frame purchased!) This simple step will help prevent any accidental step-on or breakage.

Tip: Pack a case whenever your child is going somewhere that will require them to remove their glasses.  

 

#2 Use both hands

Teach your child how to properly remove their glasses with both hands. You can demonstrate this using your own glasses or a pair of sunglasses. Teaching your child this important practice will prevent any bending or uneven wear. 

Tip: Should you notice any bending of the arms, each Jonas Paul frame has adjustable tips that allow the temple arm to hug your child’s ears (or extend straight back) for a perfect fit. 

 

#3 Avoid sinks and splatter

Although most of us are naturally inclined to remove our glasses at the sink during our bedtime routine, keeping their frames near splatter and sprays can soil the lenses, making them more difficult to clean. Instead, help your child find a special spot in their room to keep their specs safe.

Tip: If you do notice any stains or splatter on the lenses, check out our Lens Cleaner to keep those glasses stain-free. 

#4 Remind children not to wear their glasses on their head

Keeping glasses on the top of their head makes them less secure, and increases the chances of their glasses falling off.

Tip: If you notice your child commenting on their frames sliding down from their face, purchase a tube of Nerd Wax to ensure they don’t place the frames on top of their head. 

 

#5 Keep a spare

As much as we may try to prevent broken frames and cracked lenses, in the end, we must accept our kids as, well, kids. They’re wild, free-flowing, and more often than not, running around. Accidents can happen, and it’s best to have an extra pair at the ready to lessen the blow in case one does (but we’ll cross our fingers that their glasses stay totally safe).

Tip: If you are worried about frames breaking, add a second pair to your cart at Jonas Paul Eyewear and use code: SECONDPAIR for a $20 off your total order!  

 

At the end of the day, our children are getting older, smarter, and more responsible by the minute. Keeping their glasses safe is a wonderful opportunity for kids to exercise responsibility, and with these simple tips, you can help your child keep their spiffy new specs safe and sound.

Put these tips to the test and check out our selection of children’s eyewear today! 

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team

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Common Vision Problems in Children

Vision problems in children aren’t always the easiest to detect.

“Children often do not realize there is a problem and accept their vision as it is,” states Dr. Jonathan H. Salvin via Metro Kids

Having to squint or a possible blurred image may come off as normal to your children because that is what they are used to. That’s why it is important to have your children’s eyes checked regularly to avoid more serious issues down the road. 

There is a lot to know about your eyes and what symptoms to look for when detecting vision problems. And good news for you, you don’t have to be an optometrist to know these symptoms – we have laid out the most common vision problems and the best ways to treat them. 

**If any of these symptoms seem alarming to you, we advise you to schedule an appointment with your child’s eye doctor to have it checked as soon as you can!*

Common problems include:

Refractive errors – This refers to when the shape of the eye doesn’t bend properly, causing blurred images for your children. There are three types of refractive errors:

Myopia, or in other words, nearsightedness. This is when your child can see objects up close clearly but has poor distance vision.

Hyperopia is farsightedness, which causes objects nearby to appear blurry. 

Astigmatism causes objects to appear blurry or distorted at any distance. (via Metro Kids)

How to be treated: If your eye doctor notices any of these refractive errors in your child, they can easily be treated with a pair of eyeglasses [or contacts]. 

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Strabismus – When your son or daughters eyes are misaligned and point in different directions. 

*Must be treated as soon as possible. Failure to do so can lead to a lazy eye.

Amblyopia – When the brain favors one eye and eventually ignores images from the weaker eye. (via MetroKids

How to be treated: Both of these symptoms can be treated, (if done as soon as possible), with a patch, eye drops, eyewear or possible eye surgery.

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Other symptoms to watch out for in your children’s everyday activities:

-sitting too close to the screen (television, computer, iPad, etc.)
-eye rubbing
-difficulty reading
-sensitive to light
-squinting or tilting their head
-headaches/dizziness
-Closing or covering one eye.

Whether you notice these symptoms or not, it is important to have your child’s eyes checked regularly to ensure you don’t have further problems down the road. 

If you do find out that your child may need glasses, check out Jonas Paul Eyewear for stylish and affordable children’s eyewear.

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team

 

 

(sources: MetroKids & All About Vision / Photo from IG account: @MacyMakesMyDay)

 

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Finding the Perfect Frame for Every Shape

Nothing quite makes your day like seeing your child’s smiling face. With mom’s eyes, dad’s nose, and hair that’s always adorably unruly, your little one is absolutely perfect. So when you begin the search for the perfect pair of kids’ glasses, it’s best to find frames that compliment, not contradict, their faces. 

And it all starts with understanding face shape. 

Oval

With balanced proportions, high cheekbones, and a chin that is slightly narrower than your forehead, Everyday Health states, “glasses with round edges won’t overwhelm your features.” If your child has an oval shaped face, think about ordering our Ryan // Ruth frames. 

 Heart

A wide forehead that narrows down the jawline to a small, defined chin characterizes the heart-shaped face. With higher cheekbones that taper down to a rounded point, look for square or rectangular-shaped frames. We recommend ordering our Miles // Maddie frames. 

Round

For circular faces that are equal in length and width, also called round face shapes, we recommend bolder frames with angular, geometric elements. Adding angles will bring definition to faces whose soft features create a circular structure. Take a look at our Jonas // Joyce frame for your kiddo’s who have more of a rounded face.  

Square

With strong jawlines, broad forehead, and wide chin and cheekbones, Everyday Health recommends to opt for a slightly curved and narrow style, similar to our Edward // Elsie frames. 

 

If you are still unsure which style to purchase for your child, we recommend ordering our home try-on kit where our five styles will be sent right to your front door and you and your child will have the opportunity to try on all the frames in the comfort of your own home and decide which pair looks best for your child – even though, we are pretty sure every style would! 🙂

Don’t forget to tag us with your kiddo’s wearing our frames!

 

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team  

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Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Recipes

Fall is such a fun season full of colorful leaves, apple picking and pumpkins! Now we may be a little biased, but we especially love Fall in Michigan. In honor of the beautiful season that is upon us, we have whipped up a few of our favorite pumpkin recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread :: The perfect snack for anytime of day, for you and the family. Yum! Get the full recipe from Clean Food Crush.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup all-natural pumpkin puree
  • 5 Medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup mini dark chocolate chips

 

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake :: Do we dare say more? This is such a yummy treat, especially for your children! Whip up this milkshake for an after-school snack surprise or dessert after dinner. For a fun twist: add sprinkles! Full recipe from Gimme Some Oven.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lowfat milk (or almond or soy milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain lowfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ripe banana, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 cup ice cubes

 

Smoked Pumpkin Chili :: As the months begin to become cooler, this chili is the perfect dinner to make for your family to warm up! Check out the full recipe from Never Home Maker.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium to large cooking onion, chopped
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (or one large can) of dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 1 can of low-sodium corn kernels, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, keep the juice
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (or beer of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (or regular)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 to 15 sage leaves (optional)

Savory Pumpkin Dip (with bacon) :: If we didn’t before, we have your attention now! Yes, you read that right: pumpkin dip. But trust us, it’s delicious and a perfect snack for Saturday football, after school, or a dish to pass at a family party . Full recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz.) brick low-fat cream cheese, softened (I used low-fat cream cheese)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 4-6 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

 

Which one will you be making first? Let us know! 

 

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team

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JPE Referral Program

Do you love your kiddo’s Jonas Paul Eyewear frames?

Do you want to let your other friends know about our stylish frames? 

What if you could receive money for referring your friends?

Now you can!

At Jonas Paul Eyewear, we have implemented a referral program.

How does it work exactly?

1. Buy a pair of kids glasses from us! 

2. Head to our referral program page. It will ask you to enter your email and will create a link!

3. Share this link with your friends, family, across social media, etc. and they will receive 15% off! 

3. When your friend makes a purchase via the link, you will receive $15 CASH paid via PayPal for every friend that makes a purchase. 

Sounds like a win-win to us! Start sharing, today: Referral Program

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team 

 

 

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How To: Manage Work-Life Balance

Your maternity leave is coming to an end and you are about head back to work. A flood of emotions come swarming towards you and you begin to question if this is the right approach.

Should I go back to work? Am I a terrible mother if I do? How do I create a work-life balance? 

While we start to feel overwhelmed, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. 

We have rounded up a few our favorite articles about creating a work-life balance that is easy(ier) to manage, won’t make you feel guilty, and helps you create time for date night & family activities. 

It Will All Work Out. 

We love the article from Parents about whether or not work-life balance for moms is BS. They state, “While we definitely have our moments where we think that we’re barely keeping the boat afloat—incredibly, we still feel pretty optimistic that somehow, some way it will all work out.” It just has to, right? 

Be 100% Wherever You Are.

Great article by Working Moms Against Guilt discusses 8 essential tips every mom needs for a work-life balance. One tip they share is to be 100% at work (and 100% at home). “The best remedy is to develop routines and habits that allow you to be as efficient as possible while you’re still in the office so that none of the work carries into your home.”

Do Not Feel Guilty.

Another article from Parents discusses 10 ways Moms can balance work and family. One being – Get rid of the guilt. “Rather than dwell on how you’re not with your child, think about how your role in the company is benefitting the family.” 

You’re Not Alone.

The Muse posts an article from a working mom herself & how she finds balance. A piece of advice she gives? Connect with other working moms. “These women understand the emotions and challenges that come from balancing working and parenting.”

We hope that these articles will help you find some balance and remember, you are not alone. Sure, everyday won’t be perfect but it’s important to remember that “It’s okay to not do it all.” (PC via @lovelyindeed)

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team

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Raising Confident Children

Seeing your child grow up and build independence can be such a hard adjustment for us parents. One day they are needing our full attention and the next they are texting us (yes, texting!) their plans for the night. 

Though they may not need us as much as they once did, you have to remember that them requiring less attention is a good sign because you raised them to be independent and confident. 

And confidence is such an important trait to develop, especially at a young age. But how do we raise our children to be confident without falling into the fear of trying too hard or not enough? 

Well we have done our research and we are sharing a few tips on how to raise a confident child.

  • Lessen the compliments: Parent Magazine states, “Your child can get so accustomed to hearing “Good job!” that he or she may have a hard time realizing when his accomplishments are worth celebrating.” Though it’s important to encourage your children, there is a fine line between encouraging just enough or too much where they will continuously expect this type of gratification.
  • Let them Fail: Kids Health states, “Give kids the opportunity to try something new, make mistakes and learn from them.” In time they will learn to overcome these obstacles on their own and will become more confident because of it.
  • Give Them a Task: Ask your child to help set the table, wash dishes, clean their room, etc. By letting them accomplish these chores, you are allowing them to demonstrate their competence and your son or daughter will feel that their contribution is valuable. (Article from Todays Parents). 
  • Be a Positive Role Model: Children learn best while mirroring their parents. If you are constantly criticizing yourself and putting yourself down, your children will feel that is how to behave and begin to imitate this trait as well. Reflect a positive, confident image and they will, too.
  • Engage with Them: When your child asks you to play, try your best to really be there. If you are playing with your child, but your mind is focused elsewhere, your child will think that you have lost interest, which will in turn make them feel that they are not important. Ask Dr. Sears states, “What may seem like a meaningless activity to you, means a lot to your baby.” So set aside some time with them and make sure you are really present. 

At Jonas Paul Eyewear, we are constantly encouraging confidence among children – especially through eyewear. Growing up and becoming confident is already a hard enough task to take on, wearing glasses that increase our self-esteem shouldn’t be. Through our company, we hope to inspire confidence each & everyday through each pair of glasses a child places on their perfect face. 

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team

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Partnership with Vitamin Angels

At Jonas Paul Eyewear, our mission is to help children feel beautiful in their glasses, provide sight to children in need and prevent blindness with the most vulnerable children through nutrition and preventative medicines. 

Vitamin Angels is an organization that provides nutritional support across the critical window of a child’s development. By providing vitamins to mothers and children under five at risk of malnutrition, they strive to reduce preventable illness, blindness and death to all around create a healthier world. 

Together, we can help save the lives of 4 children with just one purchase. 

Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) is the number one cause of childhood blindness. Through our partnership with Vitamin Angels, we will donate Vitamin A supplements to children in need to help strengthen & fight off life threatening illnesses such as blindness. 

With each purchase of our Jonas Paul T-shirts, we will donate $2 to provide Vitamin A supplements to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. 

 

Learn more about our impact and see how you can make a difference.

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team

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Importance of Eye Exams

One minute we are searching the aisles of the grocery store in search of sunscreen, beach towels or a new swimsuit. And the next, the aisles quickly transition to “Back-to-School” advertisements filled with school supplies, books, and locker decorations. 

We get so caught up in the sunshine and before we know it – School is just around the corner! As we prep for the new school year, we tend to forget one major detail: EYE EXAMS. 

An eye exam is essential for your child’s vision, eye health and learning ability.  

American Optometric Association states, “Up to 80% of learning is visual.”  

It is important to have your child’s eyes checked within at least one month into the new school year to ensure they have solid vision skills to make it a successful year.

Everything you need to know about detecting your child’s vision is in the graphic below, thanks to Lens Crafters

 

Moral of the story: make eye exams part of your yearly “back to school” check list. If you do happen to find out that your child needs glasses, lucky for you, we know just the spot! At Jonas Paul Eyewear, we provide stylish children’s eyewear to increase confidence amongst child, all at an accessible price point.  

Don’t know where to get your yearly check up? Find your local Lens Crafter by clicking here! 

 -the Jonas Paul Eyewear team 

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