1. Let Your Kid Choose their Eyewear Frames
Start by making the process of choosing frames fun and exciting for your kids. Let them try a few different pairs and choose ones they like. Letting them have a say in their glasses will make them feel excited to wear them.
(SHOP HARRY - Children's Eyewear)
2. Ease them into it
Have them wear their glasses in short spurts while doing activities they enjoy like watching TV or playing on an iPad. Start slowly and get them used to the glasses.
3. Find an Admirer that wears glasses
Still not working? Sometime your child just needs to see someone they admire wear glasses. Does your daughter love Disney princesses? Find a princess that wears glasses. Pop! Vinyl toys has a line of Hipster Disney Princess that wear glasses. There are also lots of books and photos of princesses that wear glasses too! Introduce these photos and toys to your kid to show them that even pretty princesses can wear glasses! What about your son? Does he love superheros? There are a handful of superheroes that wear glasses like Superman and Daredevil! Watch a cartoon together that has these heroes fighting crimes and wearing their glasses! If all else fails, you as a parent can get a pair of glasses (non-prescription if need be) and put them on. Kids look up to the parents. It may be as simple as mom and dad wearing glasses too!
3. Address the Issue and Be Firm
If all else fails, just be firm. There may be different reasons why your child does not want to wear their glasses. Perhaps it’s uncomfortable because it doesn’t fit properly or your child just does not like change. Find out the reason and talk it through with your kid. Get to the bottom of the reason and address those issues. If there isn’t a valid reason then be firm with your child. Just like brushing teeth or taking a bath, wearing glasses should be expected and non-negotiable. Remember, prolonged visual problems can cause lasting damage to the eyes.
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