It's that time of year again when parents are scrambling to get their kids ready for the new school year. One important task that often gets overlooked is your kids’ eye exams and picking out their new glasses.
It can be tough to get a child excited about going to the optometrist. Unfortunately, there's not too much for your kid to be excited about when getting new glasses,
However, the right approach can be fun for both you and your child. At Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, we know how to make back-to-school glasses cool. Here are our tips for getting your child excited about their new back-to-school glasses.
Let Him Pick His Own Frames
If you pick out the frames for your child, there's a chance they're going not like them. While we like to think of ourselves as knowledgeable about what our child wants, sometimes it’s better to let your child have a greater sense of ownership by picking their own frames. Letting your kids pick their own frames can help to get them excited about donning their new pairs of back-to-school glasses.
Regularly Check Whether They're Comfortable and Fit Properly
Your child is going to be much more excited about wearing their new glasses if they actually fit properly and are comfortable. As such, make sure to check in with them regularly to see how they're adjusting. If there are any issues, you can bring them back to the optometrist for a few tweaks if it is causing your child too much pain or discomfort.
Help Him Normalize Wearing the Glasses at Home First
If your child is hesitant about wearing their new glasses to school, help them get used to the idea by normalizing it at home first. You can have them wear their glasses while doing fun activities around the house, such as reading a good book or playing.
Visit Us for Eye Exams
By following these tips, you can help get your child excited about their new back-to-school glasses. Remember, it might take some time before they actually accept the fact that they have to wear glasses to school. However, be patient, and sooner or later, they might love their glasses.
Call us at (661) 213-3310 for Innovative Eye Care serving Bakersfield, CA, for all your optometrist needs. We can make sure your child has a great experience getting their fresh pair of back-to-school glasses.