Eyeglasses for Infants and Children
Having a successful visit to the eye doctor is only half the
battle of improving your child's sight. Convincing your child to
wear their prescription glasses is the other and quite possibly
most difficult. Here are some suggestions from doctors at The
Cleveland Clinic to help you find the right eyeglasses for
children, and to help your child adjust to wearing them every
- Make sure your child's eyeglass frames fit. Your child's
eyeglass frames should fit properly, without pinching the
ears or nose, or weighing down the face. Check points of
contact periodically to make sure that there is no skin
- Make sure the prescription of the eyeglasses is correct.
If your child is looking over the eyeglasses or complains
that he or she cannot see with them, the prescription may be
incorrect. An optician or eye doctor will be able to
determine the optical accuracy of your child's eyeglass
- Start gradually. Start your child wearing eyeglasses in
only small amounts of time, gradually increasing the length
- Make them routine. Putting eyeglasses on and taking them
off should be part of their daily routine. Encourage them to
put them on in the morning when they dress and taken them
off at night before they go to bed.
- Offer positive reinforcement. Be sure to use positive
reinforcement when the child does wear the eyeglasses.