Convincing your child to do anything, especially something that they’re not quite fond of can be a chore. This is because kids lack the maturity to understand the reason behind doing certain things or it could just be their personality. You may often give in to those cute little faces and big sad eyes but helping children understand your point of view will go a long way. One of the most common concerns among parents is that their child refuses to wear spectacles. With online classes being the new normal, kids spend most of their time staring at a screen, attending classes, which has had a major impact on their vision. The smart choice is to protect your kids with zero power blue-blocking computer glasses. However, if your child’s vision has already been compromised, they’re going to need prescription glasses. This is where heads butt and parents feel helpless. So, what do you do if your child refuses to wear eyeglasses? How do you explain the importance of it? How do you make them feel confident wearing it?
Relax, take a deep breath. Inhale positivity, exhale negativity.
The answers to all these questions are pretty simple – all you need is a little patience. Our eyewear expert and all-around cool guy Sajeel Parekh recently interviewed four kids to try to understand their side of the story. Throughout this fun interview, he got to know what children actually think about eyeglasses, why people need to wear them, and what would make eyeglasses cool (predictably, superpowers would make glasses awesome). In this article, we take a deep dive into a child’s view of wearing eyeglasses.
Here is a sneak peek of his interview
Moving on, Sajeel asked them a very interesting question “In these imaginary glasses that you create, what color would you add to it, what would the frame be like and what style would you prefer?” So kids being kids, spoke their heart out. What we figured out from the rest of the interview was that kids love colorful and sturdy spectacle frames. Since they’re always running about and playing we are sure they don’t like dealing with glasses falling off over and over.
So, parents, you need to understand that your child isn’t against wearing glasses, they’re only against the choice that’s given to them. Maybe they do not like the color, shape or style offered. Let your child speak about his/her choices and they’ll automatically start wearing them. They will understand the true importance of wearing glasses only once they start noticing the difference such as clear vision, no more headaches, and the complements they’ll get from their friends.
Watch the entire interview along with your kids.