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Do your kids wear glasses? Kids who wear glasses often struggle with feelings of insecurity. I wore glasses as a kid and remember those feelings well. I also have 2 kids in glasses now. One doesn’t worry a bit about his glasses. He is pretty confident with himself. The other, my daughter wishes all the time that she didn’t have to wear them. She thinks she isn’t pretty in them, since princesses never wear glasses. However, she recognizes that they help her. I have a couple of ideas for helping kids wear glasses with pride.
Tips to Help Kids Wear Glasses With Pride!
- Help them understand the importance of wearing glasses. If your child does not have a strong prescription yet, they may not understand why wearing their glasses can be beneficial to them. They will be able to see things more clearly. It may prevent troubles in school, or with headaches. They will see the benefits once they put them on!
- Allow them to choose the style of glasses they are going to wear. We got our kids new ones from the new AC Lens line called Picklez. (They are just $49/pair including lenses! Plus, they ship them right to you.) Glasses can be trendy and stylish. If your kids love the ones they pick, they will be much happier to wear them. I always hesitate with the brightly colored ones, but when I know they really are happy with the choice, it will be an easier transition for everyone. Our eye doctor always recommends 2 pairs for kids, so if they want a bright color, compromise with a second more conservative pair.
- Let them know people envy them! There are so many people who wish they could wear glasses and actually buy fake frames to look cool! Also, my kids get comments from friends and siblings all the time saying they wish they could have cool glasses like them. If you kids know this it might give them a little boost of confidence and realize that it is an ok thing.
- Teach them about people who cannot afford glasses. There are so many people in the world who need glasses and cannot afford them. There are YouTube videos about kids getting glasses for free. There are lots of nonprofit organizations that take donations of old frames to give to those in need. Do this with your kids. Show them these things and teach them about it. There is something about knowing how fortunate you are that makes things matter more. They will understand the value of them and the privilege it is to be ABLE to get glasses.
- Other people wear glasses, too! I am sure they have friends, family members, TV characters, etc. that wear glasses, too. Help them remember other people they know that wear them. This makes it easier because they recognize they are not alone and there is not something wrong with them.
- They can still do all of their regular activities. Sometimes kids worry that they won’t be able to do all of the things they used to be able to do. This is definitely not true! They can get contacts, sport glasses or goggles and other stronger frames to help them if they are into sports or other active things. There are also straps they can wear to help them not lose their glasses.
- Let them ease into it. When my kids first got them, it was such a nuisance. They would forget to put them on and leave them places all the time. Let them get used to wearing them a little at a time. If they are tired of wearing them, that’s ok! Teach them to put them in a safe place when they take them off so they will not get broken.
Glasses do not have to be a burden and a struggle! We should take pride in the fact that we have the option to have them and to have such stylish ones! Check out the new Picklez line from AC Lens. They have so many fun options for kids and adults, too! Plus, at just $49/pair, the price and convenience are just right! Find AC Lens on Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AC Lens. The opinions and text are all mine.