Friday, September 30, 2011

Attention Parents - You can help your kids feel GREAT about their glasses!

In honor of back to school we have some advise for parents and teachers to help kids feel more comfortable about wearing their glasses.  Sometimes parents and teachers will tell us they need help getting kids to wear their new glasses.  This can be the case, especially for older teenagers who are nervous about standing out, but young children are usually excited to wear glasses.   If kids are use to seeing their parents and teachers look good and want to wear their glasses, the kids are usually excited too.  If they have parents at home with old glasses they feel ugly in and don't want to wear, the children will probably adopt their preferences.  Glasses have come a long way from the old thick, BCG's of the past.  People can express their fun, cool personalities now with all the fun styles that are available.  We love to hear how cool a child thinks their new glasses are.  How they love the pink and purple fade with the peace signs.  Glasses can differentiate you and that is very cool no matter your age.  A quiet complement on how good someone looks in their new glasses goes a long way.  The child will be one of many wearing glasses, so don't worry about them standing out, they won't.  Try not to make a big fuss about them having to wear the glasses and instead focus on how cool they look in them.  It might even work with the teenagers.

From the Optometrists, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Center. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease.  Serving Columbus, Ohio for over 30 years. Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

*this advice is general in nature and does not constitute an exam. For specific advice, see your eye doctor.