Kids are more active than ever and at Thomas Eye Group we carry a diverse and complete variety of frames for your dynamic child. Our children's frames are based on their durability and design. To prevent scratching and breaking, we choose frames that are made of resilient material, like memory metal, that is bendable, returning to shape after bangs and crashes.
At Thomas Eye Group, we know that it's about style, too. Frames of all colors and shapes are available so that your children can communicate their unique personalities.
Photo: Kids by Safilo (glasses)
The most commonly asked question from the parent of an 18-month-old is, "How do I prevent my child from taking off their glasses?" As with every situation involving a toddler, if a plan A doesn’t work, go to plan B. And, if plan B doesn’t work, go to plan C. If you get to Z and nothing has worked, go back to plan A and start again. Keep in mind that the overriding factor in determining your child’s adjustment to wearing glasses is your attitude. It is important that you succeed.
Be sure your child’s glasses are comfortable. Check that the earpiece fits well on the child’s ears and that it does not pinch or squeeze anywhere.
Once you are assured of your child’s comfort, you have to decide if your child will wear their glasses as prescribed by their doctor. You make this decision the same way you would if your child had diabetes and required an insulin injection daily. It is necessary. If your attitude is positive, definite and unwavering, your child will understand that wearing glasses is not a matter of choice. At first, you will need to enforce your decision. Each time the glasses are removed, replace them on your child’s face immediately. By the tone of your voice and your attitude, you convey to your child that there are no options. Either anger at your child’s disobedience or amusement at their antics is counterproductive. You need to remain calm, definite and unmovable. Show displeasure if the glasses are removed. Show pleasure when they are worn and maintain your unswerving conviction that the glasses remain on.
It is recommended that you start this regime at the time when you have planned to accomplish nothing else but the introduction of the glasses. This may necessitate taking some time off from work and keeping your child at home with you during this period of adjustment.
Most parents find it helpful to work together and even to enlist the help of a friend or relative. This can be a frustrating time and you may need support.
It is crucial to spend this time focused on your child. Each adult should take turns playing and interacting with the toddler while the other adults care for siblings or do the minimum of necessary household chores.
This is not a time to work on any other issues. Don’t fight about clothing, naps, toilet training, etc. It is also a time to let concerns about proper nutrition slide for a few days and indulge your child’s preferences.
Distraction is effective with most toddlers. Invite other children for short visits. Set up activities that are engrossing and possibly messy, such as water play, making edible play dough, etc.
You know your toddler better than anyone. Focus on your toddler’s favorite activities and perhaps introduce a new toy or two.
Thomas Eye Group looks forward to seeing your child in the future at any of our convenient locations across Georgia.