Hello there K.,
If you want free eye examinations for your children, you can go to "LightHouse for the Blind." It's a program in Texas that gives free eye examinations to families that can't afford it. All you have to do is fill out a form and they will send you to a participating optom. O.D. or an ophthalmologist. If glasses is needed, they will also provide that free of charge.Sam's and Wal-mart makes ok glasses if the prescription is easy, meaning no high astigmatism.. What people don't know is that you do not have to be license to be an optician or own an optical shop here in Texas-so making sure your glasses is made correctly is pretty important. Think about it-a person have to be license here in Tx to cut your hair (hair-cut 15.00 bucks)but a person doesn't have to be licensed to sell you a pair of glasses (glasses 150.00 - 200.00 bucks)Go figure..When you have your children glasses made, just bring them (glasses) back to your eye doctor so they can check to see if it's made right.Another no no, never never buy a pair of glasses on line either. The price is tempting though. Just a F.Y.I. I know alot about eyes because I work for a very large group of ophthalmologists.. Good luck..