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3 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to His/Her New Glasses

POSTED ON April 5, 2012

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Getting your child to wear his/her new glasses can seem like trying to win a war. Here are several ideas on how to help him/her adjust to their new specs.Find the perfect pair. It’s essential to find a pair of glasses that flatter your child’s face shape. Make buying glasses a fun experience! Allow them to browse different styles, colors and shapes. The frame should be comfortable with the eye centered in the middle of the lenses. Be sure to ask for polycarbonate lenses ...

Getting your child to wear his/her new glasses can seem like trying to win a war. Here are several ideas on how to help him/her adjust to their new specs.

  1. Find the perfect pair. It’s essential to find a pair of glasses that flatter your child’s face shape. Make buying glasses a fun experience! Allow them to browse different styles, colors and shapes. The frame should be comfortable with the eye centered in the middle of the lenses. Be sure to ask for polycarbonate lenses – they are shatterproof and provide the best protection for your child.
  2. It’s all in the attitude. You, as the parent, should demonstrate a positive attitude towards your child’s new glasses. It’s ok to acknowledge that your child may feel strange for a few weeks, but that will quickly fade. Reinforce the need for your child to wear his/her glasses, but be sensitive that new things can make them feel awkward in front of their friends.
  3. Celebrate this new adventure. Don’t feel the need to splurge on an expensive first pair of glasses. Instead, save your money and treat your child to a movie, dinner or special night out to celebrate how well they handle the change. You want to make sure your child is responsible before you spend big bucks on designer eyewear.

The best thing you can do for your child is to be supportive during this transition. They can sense your feelings, so do everything you can to make them feel comfortable.

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