Eyeglasses frame and lenses are considered the vulnerable parts of a kid’s glasses. They could warp or crack them in their sleep or break them while playing. It doesn’t only cause a chink on your wallet but it poses danger for your kid’s safety as well. Shards of lenses or an eyeglasses frame snapped in two are little but serious hazards.
Parents should guide and train their children on how to take care of their glasses. Choosing the right eyeglasses for your kids is an easy task based on an article from Executive Optical. However, prolonging its use is a different matter. We’re going to give you some tips to help your kids on how to take care of their glasses:
How to clean itAdults are guilty of not doing this one as well. Spare your kids and teach them how to do it right. It is as simple as using a microfiber cloth to clean the eyeglasses frame and lenses instead of the hem of clothes, or worse, spit.
How to keep it safeAs a parent, you need to look out for your kids. The same goes with their glasses. Remind them not to shove it inside their school bag without slipping it inside its case. When they put it down, tell them eyeglasses frame should touch the surface and not the lenses.
How to wear itKids are spontaneous individuals and their eyeglasses are the victims of this behavior. Understand first that they are newbies when it comes to wearing specs. Patiently teach them the proper way of putting on and taking off their glasses. Vision Service Plan says, “Have them grip both side arms and pull eyeglass frames straight off of their face, rather than using only one hand.”
These are practical tips your kids can apply for first time eyeglass wearers. However, we can’t turn a blind eye to the sad reality of children who wears specs. They could earn hurtful nicknames because of their appearance (with glasses on) like “nerd” or “four eyes.”
They can be ridiculed, bullied and made fun of because of their glasses. For that reason, their social life and self-esteem are affected. Their performance and development at school could be held back as well. Are they really comfortable with it or do they wish they could live without it? Worst is you’re might never be even made aware of these.
An article at Goal Setting Guide provided tips to help your kids with this kind of dilemma as follows:
The freedom of buying glasses
We know that you only want what is best for your kids. But let them have the freedom of buying their own glasses based on their preference or taste. In this way, they are inclined to wear it because they like what they chose.
Show how cool wearing glasses are
Show to them they are not the only ones who wear it. What we mean by “show” is show pictures of famous people, teen celebrities and cartoon characters with glasses. By using this technique, you can portray the cool side of wearing specs.
Lift their spiritsBoost their self-esteem and self-confidence by pointing out to them what they excel at. Goal Setting Guide puts it this way:
As a parent, you must take it upon yourself to show your child that he is special and that his talents and personality are what shine through… Focus on skill, talents and abilities, not appearance.