Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Opens an Optical in Monrovia


On February 29, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles opened its doors to the first Optical specializing in eyewear for babies to young adults.

Located in Monrovia, close to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Outpatient Center in nearby Arcadia, Children’s Optical offers one-stop shopping for patients needing prescription eye glasses, contact lenses, frame repairs, accessories and protective eyewear.

With dozens of frames to choose from, Children’s Optical offers kid-friendly frames that require proper fit to facial characteristics, nasal bridge and temple length to provide the best comfort. Children have smaller noses, which can lead to the glasses slipping down if they aren’t properly fitted. This is less of a problem if the frames are durable plastic, not wire, and made to fit the width of the face. The arms of the frame should be short or wrap around the back of the ear or use straps to secure the glasses. Because children are more active than adults, frames with durability and polycarbonate lenses are recommended for protection against glass shatters and UVA/UVB rays.

Learn more about Children’s Optical. Children’s Optical is located at 509 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016. Store hours are from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Eye screenings are available at three Vision Center locations: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles main campus, Arcadia and Orange County.

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