Try to make it fun for them. Pick a comfortable style. Make sure the child's glasses fit just right, not too tight. Not too loose. Let them pick the design. If the child picks his/her favorite design, they will be more likely to actually wear them. Hang them to a chain. Since they're already hanging around the neck, your child will be more likely to put them on again.
This is a question most parents ask, especially when their child is an infant or toddler. The best answer is that most young children who really need glasses will wear them happily because they do make a difference in their vision. Initially, some children may show some resistance to wearing their glasses, but it is helpful for parents to demonstrate a positive attitude. Toddlers often wear the glasses only when they are in a good mood and reject them-and everything else-when they are not.Here are a few ideas to help get your child to wear glasses. Start by having your child wear glasses for short periods during enjoyable activities, when your child will be having so much fun that he or she will forget about them. Use the glasses as part of reward times, such as when your child is watching his or her favorite video. Or choose a time when your child is rested and in a good mood to start requiring the glasses.Check the fit of the glasses. Stop by the optical shop if the frame loosens. As the child grows, the glasses may become tight or uncomfortable. Glasses that are poorly fitted can easily slip and slide down, and they then become useless.
In my opinion, compliment your child for remembering to wear his or her glasses is more important. Give your child some say in selecting the frame. Select three or four different frames that are acceptable to you, and then let the child pick the one he or she likes best.Make the glasses a part of the child's daily routine. Put them on in the morning as your child is getting dressed and remove them before naps and bedtime. Enlist the teachers' help by telling them your child's schedule for wearing glasses.
Here are a few ideas to help parents get their children to wear their glasses.Start your child off by having him or her wear their glasses for short periods of time during enjoyable activities. Hopefully, the child will be having so much fun that they will forget about the glasses. For example, use the glasses as part of reward times such as when your child is watching their favorite video.Choose a time when the child is rested and in a good mood to start them wearing their glasses.If the child takes their glasses off, be sure you put them back on in a firm, but loving manner. If a child learns that he or she has control over wearing their glasses, parents may lose the battle. You do not want taking off the glasses to be an attention-getting tool.Check the fit of the glasses. As the child grows, the glasses may become tight or uncomfortable. Glasses that are poorly fitted can easily slip and slide down and they become useless to the child.Pick activities where the glasses will make the biggest difference in your child%u2019s ability to see.Be positive. The attitude of parents and grandparents can influence a child more than most people think. Make glasses "cool" for your child to be weaning and point out pictures of other people, sports stars, or entertainers who are wear glasses. For very young children, "being just like Mommy or Nana" may be what counts.Compliment your child for remembering to wear their glasses and do not go "ballistic" when they take them off. Offer firm, but loving praise Give your child some say in selecting the frame. Select three or four different frames that are acceptable to you and then let the child pick the one they like best.Make the glasses a part of the child%u2019s daily routine. Put them on in the morning as the child is getting dressed and remove them before tap and bedtime. Let teachers know the child's prescribed wearing schedule so the youngster cannot talk them into letting him or her remove their glasses when they should be worn.