Health Tip: When Your Child Needs Glasses

Make sure they're worn

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(HealthDay News) -- Some children may resist wearing eyeglasses, despite the resulting improvement in vision, school work and even extracurricular sports.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to help your child accept a new pair of glasses:

  • Choose frames that fit well, and don't pinch, slip or feel too heavy.
  • Ensure that your child's lenses are the right prescription.
  • Encourage your child to wear the new glasses a little bit at a time, gradually wearing them for longer periods.
  • Ultimately, make putting on and taking off glasses a part of your child's daily morning and bedtime routines.
  • Encourage your child with praise every time he or she is wearing the glasses.

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