With back-to-school around the corner, taking your child for an annual eye exam is just as important as taking them shopping for school supplies.
Having to wear glasses can be a tough adjustment for anyone, especially kids. If you had to wear glasses as a child, you probably remember not wanting to stand out and look different from everyone else. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to help get your child excited about wearing their new glasses.
Let Your Child Pick Their Frames
Today’s kids want to express who they are. So it makes sense that if your child doesn’t feel their best in their glasses, they probably won’t wear them. Create excitement and ownership by letting them pick out their own frames. Making such a big decision on their own will lead to excitement and acceptance. Sllac has a variety of frame options for kids of all ages in different sizes, styles, and colors. We even offer custom engraving so they can add their name, nickname, or a cool design.
Make Getting Glasses A Fun Adventure
If you already wear glasses, make the process of getting new frames a fun adventure that you two can go on together. Set aside a day where you get your eyes examined together and pick out new frames.
Set Daily Goals
Most people need time to adjust to wearing new glasses. This is especially true for kids. It’s ok to take it slow and let them get comfortable on their own time. The best way to ease them into it is to start by having them wear their new glasses for fifteen minutes each day. Gradually increase the time to 30 minutes, then one hour, then half a day, etc. After a few weeks they’ll be wearing their glasses all day like it’s nothing new!
Regularly Check for Fit & Comfort
It’s important to regularly check in and see how your child feels wearing their glasses. If they’re too loose, they might slip off easily and become annoying. If they’re too tight, they might pinch behind their ears. If you find that their glasses aren’t fitting well, be sure to have them adjusted. (Here are some easy adjustments that you can make right at home.) If they still aren’t fitting quite right after an adjustment, you may want to have them fitted for new frames. Sllac offers kids’ flexible frames designed specially for comfort and durability.