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Help your child love their glasses with these tips!

Since school has been in session for almost a month now, your child might be realizing that their vision is a little bit blurry. Maybe they are having to move closer to read the board, or ask their friend nearby what the screen says. If this is the case, it’s definitely time to let your child try their first pair of glasses!

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Now, of course, starting to wear glasses is a big change for anyone, but especially for young children. They may be tempted to leave them behind and not wear them at school, even if it means they won’t see very well. This is where it’s essential to encourage your kid of the importance of wearing their glasses!

One of the best ways to help your child want to wear their glasses is letting them pick out ones they love. At Emerald Coast Eye Care, we have an entire section of frame options just for children! Allow them to have plenty of time; you definitely don’t want to rush their process of choosing! They will be more likely to wear glasses if they feel comfortable and confident in them.

Another good way of helping your child is to let them know of other people that also wear glasses. Whether it’s their favorite athlete, superhero, or family member, remind them that glasses are cool to wear. Even the best of the best need help with their vision too!

Overall, take it slow with the process of allowing your child to get used to wearing glasses. Maybe even get them to wear their glasses for a few hours a day, and gradually progress to all day long. If you’d like more tips and encouragement, stop by Emerald Coast Eye Care! Our opticians would be happy to find the perfect pair of glasses for your child and encourage them along the way.