2) Take baby steps. Making new adjustments is hard for anyone. Kids are no different. Some will get in the swing of things quicker than others. The best thing you can do is start small – ask your child to wear them for fifteen minutes a day. Then move up to 30 minutes a day. Keep going and eventually wearing glasses becomes the norm and not the exception.
3) Harry Potter. Taylor Swift. Justin Beiber. What do these cultural icons all have in common? Yep, they wear glasses. Find someone your child can relate to who wears glasses. Together, make a collage of photos of them wearing glasses and put it up in your child’s room. And PS, you might find many of their favorite icons wearing classic eyewear styles like these from MarchonNYC.
4) Your doctor is your partner. Don’t be afraid to go back to your eye doctor if they aren’t fitting right. They will want to know what is and isn’t working for your child, and will be happy to make adjustments as needed.
5) Talk to teacher. School can be tricky because many kids will tell their parents they’re wearing their glasses, when they really aren’t. Always let the teacher know what’s expected of the child with his or her glasses. Also, consider having two pairs of glasses, one for school and one for home. This will ensure that your child has his glasses when and where he needs them.
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