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How to Help Your Child Adjust to Glasses

Child with GlassesGetting glasses when you are young can be a difficult adjustment for any child. Atlantic Eye Institute cares about your child’s comfort and want them to be proud to wear their glasses. Here are some tips for parents to help make that happen.

Picking Out The Right Frames Is An Important Step

Allow your child to be a part of the selection process when choosing frames. If your child picks the frames themselves, they’ll probably be more eager to wear them. Let your child try on as many colors and styles as they want. Choosing frames can and should be a fun experience. Fit is just as important as style. Being comfortable in a new pair of frames can go a long way in helping a child grow to love their glasses. Our optometrist’s optical staff is trained to help ensure the perfect fit for your child.

Integrate Glasses Into Your Child’s Routine

One of the hardest parts of getting glasses is remembering to put them on! This is especially true for younger children. Help your child integrate glasses into their morning routine. Over time, remembering to put on their glasses will be second nature to them.

Make It A Positive Experience

It is important to make getting and wearing glasses a positive experience. Reward them for doing well at their appointment. Help them celebrate the changes glasses will bring rather than dread them!

We Partner With Parents To Help Kids Love Their Glasses

Vision correction for your child isn’t our only concern. We want kids to be excited about their new fashion statement and for their transition to be as easy as possible. If you have any questions about how to help your child adjust to glasses, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

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