Keeping Glasses on An Infant

1st pair

1st pair

If you read my post Yes, My Child Wears Glasses, then you are aware that my daughter has been wearing glasses since the age of 1.

During the summer before she had her glasses, we decided to get sunglasses for eye protection from the sun. The sunglasses stayed on her face for less then a minute. Knowing how she felt about having the sunglasses on, how were we to keep regular eye glasses on.

The task of keeping glsses on an infant was going to be difficult. I know when I got mine as a child under 10, I didn’t like them, so I asked others how they did it and the best answer I got was to keep at and don’t give up.

2nd pair

2nd pair


So it began. Each morning when my daughter wakened, her glasses would go on, the easiest part. Through out the day when she would take them off, I would put them right back on. We struggled for a few days with keeping up with her taking them off but after that, each day would get easier and there was less of a struggle to keep them on.

Within a week or so she had it mastered and the only time I found she would take them off was when she was in a car too long, tired bored and play with them by bending them in ways they shouldn’t bend causing damages or replacements if we couldn’t MacGyver repair them. We are now on our 3rd pair.

3rd pair

3rd pair


Remember that if your child, at any age has to wear glasses, be persistent in that child keeping them on. That is all I really did and it worked. Maybe me having glasses myself helped, who knows, but I did use that line to help keep them on.

Now if Potty Training was only that easy!


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