TOMATO GLASSES is a story about the love of a parent for their child and the extremes they have gone to, to find perfect solution.
Our journey started when I noticed that may 24 month old son’s eyes were not aligning correctly. Our trip to the ophthalmologist confirmed Accommodative Esotopia. His condition Hyperopia is a result of a small eye, which caused his eyes to strain so much that they crossed and eventually one eye became Iazy.
The only correction was to wear thick convex lenses and to
wear an eye patch to prevent a lazy eye known as Amblyopia.
The limited choice of frames on the market with the nose pads
were only in metal. They were heavy and bulky and constantly
kept falling off his face. Compliance was poor as my son
refused to wear them due to the discomfort and weight.
His condition worsened. There was nothing available that could
cater for a small child’s head with a flat bridge.
My disappointment was such that I was compelled to make
his frames on my own.
This sparked the beginning of Tomato Glasses: a company and product
born out of the affection and love I have for my child. His vision
improved and with the help of surgery his vision is now normal.
I am glad I did not give up on him and ever so grateful that the
Tomato glasses helped him.
I am also humbled to know that my passion and love for my son is
now making and supporting other children and parents across the
globe that require custom fitted, lightweight and comfortable glasses.