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Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Boy and his Eyeglasses

My six year old son Matthew has been wearing eyeglasses for almost a year now. At first he was all keen on wearing them. The deal was he would wear them during school and then take them off when he returned home. Now, that the weather has turned so cold, he doesn't like wearing his glasses anymore. It drives him crazy when his lens are fogged up. And, I can not say I blame him for that...it drives me nuts too, especially when you walk into a store and have to stop dead in your tracks because you can't see a thing.

Our eye doctor told us that Matthew would benefit from prescription eyeglasses, but she considered him to be borderline. We decided to go ahead and get him glasses, our thinking was he could only benefit from wearing them. After speaking to his teacher last week, we are happy we didn't wait, his attention span seems to be longer and more focused when he is wearing his glasses. I didn't get my eyeglasses until I was in grade seven. I can still remember that first day of wearing them. I could not believe that you were able to see the leaves on trees or that when watching tv you could see faces.

When we started to look for eyeglass frames for Matthew we wanted to find frames that were sturdy as they were going to have to take the wear and tear of a six year old boy. Those frames have had two repair jobs, and really I don't think that is too bad for a six year old kid. In order to keep his frames in one piece we have told Matthew to leave his glasses at school and to put them on when he gets to his desk. He has been taking them off for gym and for recess time. We are hoping with taking them off for recess he isn't going to have that frustration of those glasses fogging up!

Disclaimer: This post is being compensated by GlassesUSA. However this post is written by me, using my own experiences.


my little world said...

My daughter who is 9 has wore them since she was 4 and I wore them since kindergarten. I thought it was going to be difficult to get a 4 year old to wear glasses but I've NEVER had a problem. I guess she realizes she can see.

Randi Troxell said...

i wont lie.. glasses are pretty wonderful.. i am normally a faithful contact wearer... but sometimes, all you wanna do is slip on a pair and look around!!!

Kristie said...

I think those glasses were definitely made for him-he looks great in them! ;-)

I've never had to wear glasses, but my husband has had to since he was young. I'm hoping that our kids get my eyes, but it sounds as though they adjust pretty quickly to glasses when they are that young, so I'm sure it wouldn't be too bad.

lagirl said...

Go Matthew!
My grown man husband has had his glasses less than 3 months and they broke yesterday. Go figure!
He (Matthew) looks CUTE in his specks!

Audrey said...

Our oldest got his first pair of glasses in grade 7, I wish we had got them earlier. He too could focus on his work and in class much better after the glasses.
I got my first pair 2 years ago - it's an age thing :)

Amanda said...

Ugh. That just reminds me that I need to start wearing my glasses. I remember when they were just driving glasses . . .

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have my nephew glasses upstairs. He left them last time he visited. When I called my sister about it, she said that he loses them all the time. I hope your son doesn't lose his.

joeandbridge said...

My 6 year old daughter has had to wear glasses since she was 5 months old. She lost an eye to a brain tumor. It is still a fight to this day to get her to wear them because she doesn't need them for vision but for safety-to protect her remaining eye. I won her a pair of Ski Banz to wear outside in the Minnesota weather. They're pretty cute!

Your son's a handsome boy with those glasses on. I love kids in glasses! :)

hippo chick said...

I remember putting glasses on my little Paige when she was six years old. My heart was broken. She has ambliopia (sic) and the glasses didn't help her much, she still doesn't see much out of one eye, but we, like you had to do everything we could help.

I think your guy looks pretty snazzy in his glasses.

~hippo hugs~

Nishant said...

i am normally a faithful contact wearer... but sometimes, all you wanna do is slip on a pair and look around!!!

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Marie said...

He looks great!
I remember my first glasses at 16. I was amazed at all I had missed.