Health Tip: If Your Child Wears Glasses

How to encourage their use

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(HealthDay News) -- If your child has been prescribed glasses, you may have a difficult time getting your child to wear them.

The Children's Physician Network offers these suggestions:

  • Let your child choose the frames, and be sure to give lots of compliments on how great they look.
  • Start out having your child wear the glasses for short periods, until they become more comfortable.
  • Encourage your child to wear glasses while doing something enjoyable, such as watching a movie or reading a book.
  • Don't nag the child about wearing glasses, but praise them when they do.
  • Wearing glasses should be part of the daily routine, much like teeth brushing or getting dressed.
  • Mention sports heroes, actors or family members who wear glasses.

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