Ways to Make Your Child Feel Good About Wearing Glasses
I admit, it wasn’t until one year ago that my eye doctor told me I could get glasses if I chose to. His exact wording was that right now I am seeing in standard definition, but if I wanted to see in high definition, a teeny, tiny prescription could be filled. Since I have never worn any glasses before I was actually surprised and excited! I have always wanted some glasses but never could justify getting any. I guess 31 was the magical number for a glasses prescription.
My now 7 year old daughter on the other hand does need glasses. Ever since she was born prematurely one of her eye goes in a little bit. While her vision is normal, she needed bi-focals to straighten her eye out. After her visit last week, we determined that her eye is starting to respond, and her prescription will be weened.
The only real issue we have with our daughter is that she loathes actually wearing her glasses. While we have found some encouraging things to help her wear them it is a real work in progress since she is our only child that has them in our home.
Here are some Ways to Make Your Child Feel Good About Wearing Glasses:
Be a Glasses Role Model: Wear glasses yourself to make your child not fee alone. The biggest bit of encouragement my daughter had was when she seen me with glasses on. By me having my own glasses, she wanted to use her’s more often to be just like mommy.
Allow Your Child to Shop for Frames: My little Khloe has and always will have a major part in shopping for her glasses frames. Heading to places like JCPenney Optical can make finding the perfect pair of frames fun and convenient. Right now JCPenney Optical is having a great Labor Day sale (9/9)! Get 60% off one pair of glasses frames! For kids, you can also score one pair for $39.99 plus free eyeglass protection plan (to protect against kids just being kids). (Valid for kids 16 and under.)
What an awesome deal huh? My daughter loved picking out her pink kid proof flexible frames! For myself, I love these Roberto Steffani frames. The delicate metal flower detail on the sides is so feminine, and the thick frames fit my face perfectly! My love for my frames really shows and in turn gives my daughter confidence to wear her glasses.
Give Complements: While this may seem like a no-brainer, shower your child in complements and tell them how awesome they look in their glasses. My daughter always gets complement for her little pink glasses and I think it helps her a ton to realize that having glasses is not so bad!
Have them Fitted Properly: Once your child’s glasses are ready for pick up, make sure you have them fitted exactly to your child’s head and face shape. My daughter needed several adjustments to her’s including the nose pads, and shortened arms. If a child’s glasses do not fit, chances are they will slip down their faces and be uncomfortable.
As you can see there are several easy ways to make a child feel good about having glasses. Be sure to head to JCPenney Optical to check out their family friendly glasses assortment!
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