An eye exam can help determine if your child has a strong case of astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness or a type of refractive error. From there, the eye doctor prescribes eyeglasses so children can have a clear vision as they grow up. Unfortunately, getting them to wear these corrective devices can be a parenting challenge.
What should you do if your kids don’t like to wear their glasses? Read more below for tips to help them wear them properly and safely.
Find Out the Root Cause
Children’s aversion to wearing eyeglasses could be stemming from something physical, emotional or social. They could be feeling uncomfortable because of an improper fit or prescription. Visiting your eye doctor will help if this is the case. Or, they could be feeling different, which can translate into a negative experience. They may not wear their glasses if they feel like the odd man out or they think that their friends or classmates will make fun of them. As a parent, offering them advice on how to handle these situations might help.
Ask the Pros
Bring your child to your local eye care center to address any bad fit or prescription. Children do not wear their eyeglasses most of the time because they don’t make them look attractive. Your eye care specialists can help find the best lenses and frames that will make your kid look and feel good.
Keep a Positive Mindset
It can be a big deal for any young person to wear glasses, which is why they need encouragement and support in this integral part of their development. Let them know that it is a normal part of growing up. Show them that wearing glasses is a good experience. Start by wearing glasses yourself; after all, kids love to copy their parents.
Advanced Eyecare Consultants offer a large selection of eyeglasses, designer frames and sunglasses. Speak to our trusted optometrist to find out the best fit and prescription for your child. Call (847) 438-7700 (Lake Zurich) or (847) 680-8484 (Libertyville) to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Barrington, IL, and the surrounding communities.