Helping Your Child Accept a New Pair of Glasses

Some children may resist wearing eyeglasses, despite the resulting improvement in vision, school work and even extracurricular sports. So, here are some tips from the Cleveland Clinic.

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The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to help your child accept a new pair of glasses:

  • Choose frames that fit well, and don’t pinch, slip or feel too heavy.
  • Ensure that your child’s lenses are the right prescription.
  • Encourage your child to wear the new glasses a little bit at a time, gradually wearing them for longer periods.
  • Ultimately, make putting on and taking off glasses a part of your child’s daily morning and bedtime routines.
  • Encourage your child with praise every time he or she is wearing the glasses.
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4 Responses to Helping Your Child Accept a New Pair of Glasses

  1. Today, there are many younger kids who are wearing glasses and some of them feels awkward wearing them due to some peer pressure or bad perception about wearing glasses. With this post, it will certainly guide parents to help their kids to understand.

  2. Dr. Walt says:

    Thanks.

    Dr. Walt

  3. Shawna says:

    Thanks! In the last year two of our children have needed glasses. One accepted and even was thrilled with her new bright pink glasses that help her read without headaches. The other regularly loses his, forgets them, etc. He just turned 13. We are wondering if we should allow him to wear contacts but are concerned about his responsibility level (it is an issue in other areas, too). How to handle this parenting adventure has stumped us. Any bright ideas?

  4. Dr. Walt says:

    Hi Shawna. I’ve had plenty of young teens I’ve cared for through the years that have done fine with contacts. I think they are a terrific option. You eye care professional can give you more information. All the best.

    Dr. Walt

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