How to Get Kids to Wear Glasses

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Quincy was about two years old when she got her first pair of glasses. I remember asking the woman in the optical shop how to encourage Quincy to keep them on. He advice was stellar. “Make her wear them.” Now, we all know your really can’t MAKE a two year old do anything. You can try, but more often than not, it results in temper tantrums and said two year old NOT wearing her glasses.

It’s actually better to let young children realize they can see better with their glasses and to point out who else they know that wears them too. Both my husband and I wear glasses, so it was easy for us to show Quincy. I do admit, it was a struggle for a while to get her to wear them all the time. It’s was really important though, and we kept at it, since it was critical to her vision. Wearing glasses is sort of like using a car seat, it’s non-negotiable.

Somewhere between ages two and three, Quincy became a fashionista. When it was time for her to get new glasses before she started preschool, I decided to let her pick them out. Smart move on my part, except that she wanted two pairs. I can’t blame her, after all, there isn’t any reason glasses can’t be fun.
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Letting Quincy pick out her own glasses worked. She loves being able to pick glasses in her favorite color and have a say in the style too. And why shouldn’t she? After all, she’s the one that wears them all day. By letting her choose her own colors and styles of frames, we allowed her to be a part of her eye health.

Quincy’s most recent glasses came from AC Lens. The recently launched a new line just for children 6-12 called Picklez glasses. Affordable at $49.00 a pair, Pickelz glasses come in 11 styles and 36 vibrant colors – perfect for my budding fashionista. Since Picklez are so affordable, I let Quincy choose two pairs. Obviously she choose two different pink pairs, but I do love that even though they are both a vibrant pink, they still look very different.

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$49.00 covers much more than just the frames. It also includes prescription lenses, free shipping and a 365 day return policy—the longest return time frame in the industry. Plus all the lenses are made of lightweight polycarbonate with anti-reflective, scratch resistant and UV protected coating.
AC Lens is easy – simply pick your glasses or frames, email your prescription or provide your eye doctor’s phone number, and then let AC Lens do the rest – including checking with your eye doctor to ensure quality, safety and accuracy.

With the awesome customer service at AC Lens, plus the affordable prices, easy ordering and fast shipping, I love that I can count on them to add to Quincy’s glasses choices. They are fashionable and fun – and I don’t worry about her not wearing her glasses anymore. She loves them her stylish Picklez glasses!
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What tips do you have to get kids to wear glasses?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AC Lens. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.