There are a lot of reasons that your child may not like wearing glasses. One common one, is that children often worry about being different. They don't want to stick out from the crowd by wearing glasses when no one else is. Here are some tips to help your child adjust to wearing glasses.
Help Them Find the Right Frames
Don't pick out your child's frames without them. Bring your child to look at frames with you. Help them find a pair that fits well and that they are excited about. They can try on different styles, like those at All About Eyes, and see which ones they like best. They can even find glasses in their favorite color. They can even pick out their own glasses case. There are plenty of cute and cool styles of cases for them to pick from.
Glasses Are Fun
The first time that your child puts their new glasses on, do something fun together. You could go to their favorite place to eat or to the park. Keep on doing fun outings with them for wearing their glasses. You could even find some glasses stickers and give them to your child for putting on their glasses. If they feel self-conscious about wearing glasses alone, find some non-prescription ones, if you don't already wear them, and wear them with your child for a while. They'll be happy to know that you like to wear glasses too.
Wearing Glasses Is Awesome
Find some pictures of your child's favorite celebrities or book characters who wear glasses. Seeing them in glasses will make them proud to be wearing glasses themselves. Some book characters with glasses are Harry Potter, Arthur, and Junie B. Jones. Some celebrities they might like are Hilary Duff, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande.
Help Them Remember to Wear Their Glasses
Sometimes, the problem isn't that the child doesn't want to wear glasses but that they keep forgetting to put them on. If your child is having trouble remembering their glasses, you can make them a glasses chart. Make a chart with the days of the week on it and decorate it with fun stickers of drawings. Each time your child comes to breakfast in their glasses, they get a point. Once they get so many, they get a prize.
If you follow these tips, your child will be excited and proud to wear their new glasses during school, play, and at home.
Bio: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter @RachelleWilber and Facebook.