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It can be tricky! Remember the core principles of "reinforce good behaviour"; "see things from the child's POV"; and "distract from undesired behaviour". Start with the glasses. Do they fit? are they comfortable? Do they hurt or irritate the child? Try asking the child why they don't want to wear them. Find some characters or toys that wear glasses that ...


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One of my twins (3yo) needs to wear glasses, because his left eye is weaker than the right one; not correcting his sight could result in one of his eyes becoming lazy. You can't force the child to wear them, and at that age you can't quite reason him into wearing them either: the only thing that will work is if the child makes the decision to wear them ...


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Our daughter got her glasses around her first birthday. The biggest issue at first is the glasses are uncomfortable and they will keep taking them off. At one year old, all we could do was keep putting them back on over and over and over. At three, you probably have more options, like the same incentives you used for potty training. At any rate, the ...


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Getting toddlers to keep their glasses on Welcome to the world of toddler glasses! It's tough to get a toddler used to wearing their glasses all the time, but be patient. Over time they will eventually accept them, and may soon start asking for them. Here are two articles on the subject, along with a few tips from them: ...


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At 2 years old, your son doesn't understand (or care) why you want him to wear his glasses. All he knows is that you keep putting a thing on his face, and he doesn't like that thing on his face. No amount of explaining or pleading or threatening will make a difference. So, you'll want to take a behavioral approach. Break it down into a series of small, ...


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My daughter will be 3 next week and we only recently started dealing with glasses with her. Normally she wears hard contact lenses, but we decided a while ago that she needed glasses for when she doesn't have her contacts in--especially as her interest in books increases as she gets older. She LOVES her glasses and sometimes asks to wear them instead of ...


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The main concerns with 1 year old sunglasses: Durability. Plastic lenses, preferably no stiff joints that are easy to break/tear. No small pieces if possible. The main small pieces in sunglasses are the screws in the joints and the nose piece. Try to get ones with no possibly removed pieces in either - if you get ones that don't have a stiff joint at ...


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My daughter started wearing glasses at 14 months old, and I remember the struggle all too well. It did take a couple of weeks for her to reliably wear her glasses, she's 8 now and rocks her glasses, so fear not, it will happen. One question is whether he's nearsighted or farsighted. At that age, most kids in glasses wear them for excessive ...


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Introduce him to a super hero who wears them... Clark Kent, Cyclops maybe? Associate them with his new special power of seeing far from his special gear like they use. http://marvel.com/news/comics/23586/iron_man_introduces_blue_ear


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I would like to add some things to Joe's answer, which I think covers most of the safety and cost concerns. However, picking out sunglasses for my son was much more about his comfort with them. If he doesn't like how they feel on his face, then he will take them off (whilst complaining about the brightness)! You can meet all the other qualifications, but it ...


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You need to take her once a year. For one thing, as you point out, her prescription is only valid for one year. If her glasses were lost or damaged, you will have to get an appointment and have her eyes checked before you can replace them. Depending on the availability of your optometrist and others in your area, this could be difficult to do immediately. ...


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I cannot give you a "how often" but I can recommend "regular" checkups even if nothing is wrong. I recently took my 12yo daughter to have her eyes checked even though she seemed to have no problems. It turns out that her right eye is short sighted by her left eye is not. She has been compensating for the bad eye with the good one. Because her shorted ...



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