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5 Tips To Get Kids Excited About Wearing Glasses

by Lana Arnold on May 06, 2020

 

Like anything new, kids sometimes need some encouragement to get them on the right track. If you're having a hard time getting your child to wear their prescription glasses then you're not alone. 

Here are some tips to help kids and parents alike! 

 

Start Slow

Getting glasses for the first time, or getting a new prescription can take some getting used to.  It can take a little while for their eyes to adjust, so start slow.  

Encourage them to try them out for an activity they love, starting with a 15 minute block of time and work on building this time up over the course of a few weeks. 

After a few weeks, you may notice they prefer to have their glasses on all the time. 


Teachers Help. 

Teachers often have creative ways of getting kids to do things at school they would never do at home…seriously how do they do this? 

Most classes have reward systems. Ask if the reward system could be used to encourage your child to wear their glasses. 

If only for just for one week, this may be all they need to encourage them into a new routine.

PARENT HACK:  buy 2 pairs of glasses 1 for school and 1 for home and save yourself the time looking for glasses. 


Inspiration.

Maybe they need a little inspiration, Harry Potter, Where's Wally, Sophie from the BFG, Superman.  If that's not enough, here's a list of books that feature kids in glasses. 

Ages 3-5

  1. Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses, by Amy Hest
  2. Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles, by Jane O’Connor
  3. Magenta Gets Glasses! by Deborah Reber
  4. PatchLand Adventures, by Carmen D Swick
  5. Bumposaurus, by Penny McKinlay

Ages 5-8

  1. Dogs Don’t Wear Glasses, by Adrienne Geoghegan
  2. Libby’s New Glasses, by Tricia Tusa
  3. All the Better to See You With, by Margaret Wild
  4. Winnie Flies Again, by Korky Paul and Valerie Thomas
  5. X-Ray Mable and Her Magic Specs, by Claire Fletcher
  6. The Arthur Books, by Marc Brown
  7. Glasses. Who needs ‘Em? by Lane Smith
  8. I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa, by Kathryn Heling

Ages 8+

  1. The Harry Potter Series, by JK Rowling
  2. Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh
  3. The Eyes of Kid Midas, by Neal Shusterman
  4. The Girl with the Silver Eyes, Willo Davis Roberts

Let them choose the frames.

We’ve made the trying-on process a whole lot simpler for parents and kids. 

You no longer need to drag your kids to the shops to try glasses on, using our virtual try-on will get your kids excited about their frames. 

Let them have a play with the filter to see which color they love best. Save or post the photos to share with your friends. 


Check in

Check in with them and make sure their glasses are comfortable and fit well, adjust the arms if you need to. 

Are they clean?  Probably not, try using our all natural lens cleaner to keep them sparkle and much more effective.  

 

If you have any other suggestions, we would love to hear them, or if you have any questions head on over to live chat and we are more than happy to help.

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