3 Ways To Make Glasses More Comfortable For Your Child

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My name is Mallory. I am a stay-at-home mom with four children ranging in age from 1 to 8. I decided to create this website because, while I myself have been to an optometrist, I didn't know what the experience would be like when I had to take my oldest daughter. Through this website, I hope to educate other parents on topics about what to expect, how to calm your child's fears and what the experience is like from a child's perspective. If your child is going to their first optometrist appointment in the near future, I hope my website proves useful to you.


3 Ways To Make Glasses More Comfortable For Your Child

4 March 2016
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If your child hates wearing their eyeglasses because they don't think they are comfortable, they may want to discontinue wearing them. This poses a problem since your child needs their eyewear to see properly, but you still want them to feel comfortable and confident in their glasses. Here are 3 ways you can make your child's glasses more comfortable for them to wear. 

Consider a change

Common problems children may experience with glasses include ear pieces that prod behind their ears or nose pieces that are too narrow. This can be remedied in a few ways. You can have your child's glasses re-adjusted in the ear pieces so they are wider where they fit over the ears to prevent pressure or have the nose pieces widened to make them fit more comfortable on your child's face. If this doesn't solve the problem, then switching to plastic frames without a nose piece can take pressure off the bridge of the nose while glasses with a longer ear piece can help remove strain from behind the ears.

Opt for lighter lenses

Your child may complain that their glasses feel heavy. If this is the case, their glasses may slide down their nose or sit heavily on the bridge of their nose where they rest on the face. You can repair this issue by switching to plastic lenses as opposed to glass, or changing your child's frames to a plastic style over traditional metal frames. If your child still complains of their glasses feeling too heavy, then you can get them an eyeglasses strap that fits behind the ear pieces and can be adjusted behind their head to help relieve some of the heft and make their glasses more comfortable to wear. 

Consider a half-frame

Your child may be uncomfortable in their glasses because they don't like the way they look in them. Opting for a half-frame design can help alleviate this discomfort by making their glasses less obscure. Half-frame glasses can appear less noticeable on the face and often have a lighter weight than their full-frame counterparts, which can help your child feel almost as if they aren't wearing glasses at all. Talk to their optometrist to see if half-frames are an option they can try, since some thicker-lens prescriptions may make this frame style choice a less favorable option. 

If your child is uncomfortable with their glasses either because they are heavy, pinch, or they just don't like their frames, there are things you can do to help make wearing eyeglasses more enjoyable. A half-frame design, readjusting glasses, and opting for lighter lenses can all help to make your child more comfortable wearing their glasses on a regular basis. Contact local professionals, such as those from Angle Eye Center, for further assistance.