We are excited to announce the addition of the new Dilli Dalli pediatric eyewear
. We chose to add the Dilli Dalli collection because they specifically address the unique needs of pediatric eyewear patients from newborn to 3 years old, their parents, and Optometrists. Dilli Dalli's extensive research and collaboration with pediatric optometrists
, combined with years of experience and knowledge in pediatric eyewear design show in their safety, durability and comfort.Design Features
Children have facial features that aren’t yet fully developed. Dilli Dalli designer their frames with a focus on proper, exacting fit for little faces.
- Kids are creative. Unique multidirectional hinges provide flexibility and greater durability
- Proprietary Soft Touch material delivers flexibility and strength **
- The one piece design with no separate or moving parts is simple and durable **
- Bridge and nose pads are placed lower so pupils are better centered
- Dilli Dalli frames are made with deeper groove to stop lenses from popping out of the frame **
- They didn't forget style. Dilli Dalli frames are cute, flattering shapes in soft to fun colors
- Kids are tough on frames. Dilli Dalli pediatric eyewear is designed to be impact, weather and temperature resistant **
Our team of Optometrists
and opticians know how challenging it can be for small children to wear eyeglasses, especially if they need to where them all day! So offering comfortable frames is one of our top priorities.
When Larry Spitz opened his Optometry practice in downtown Madeira, OH in 1956, Elvis Presley had just released his first hit, Heartbreak Hotel, and Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.
Today, Madeira Optical is celebrating 60 uninterrupted years of serving Cincinnati families with primary eyecare. Incredibly, the practice has had only two Optometrist owners and two locations in 60 years.
Dr. Malinda Pence acquired the primary eyecare practice in 2003 and has grown it to a thriving group Optometric practice with three staff Optometrists and a team of nine opticians, techs and patient coordinators. After five decades in the same building, in 2012 Dr. Pence moved Madeira Optical around the corner to a larger location that could accommodate new state-of-the-art optometric equipment, an expanded optical shop and a dedicated contact lens center.
In 2012 Madeira Optical added it's first staff Optometrist, Dr. Jennifer Kritzer. The practice recently added Cheryl Adams, a doctor that specializes in pediatric eyecare, and in 2015 a third of all new patients were children. Madeira Optical Optometrists now see over 1,500 eye exams and medical appointments per year.
Today, the top song is Hello by Adele and Dr. Pence's Ohio State Buckeyes are still reigning college football National Champions. Through all of the changes in the world, Cincinnati, Optometry, insurance and regulation; Madeira Optical has stayed true to Dr. Spitz's original mission of providing multi-generational local eye care to families from Madeira, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Mariemont, Milford, Montgomery and beyond.
Howard and the Amazing Eye Exam
Hello everyone and happy new year. We thought this book might be good for parent of taking a child to their first pediatric eye exam.
Get your child ready for their first exam with this charming story about Howard the Hedgehog. Howard is Star Student this week and is excited to tell his classmates all about his first trip to the eye doctor. From a fun puppet show to cool 3-D glasses, Howard shows the class that visiting the Optometrist isn’t scary at all. It’s a lot of fun!
Click this link for the Children's book by Dr. Cayti McDaniel, Ohio State Optometry School alumna and associate professor of clinical optometry, co-authored this fun and educational book, "Howard and the Amazing Eye Exam."