Glasses for 3 year old

Brittany - posted on 08/06/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old son just had his first eye doctors appointment today. He needs to wear glasses for everything except playing. I am wondering for anyone else with young kids with glasses, what kinds of rules do you have in place for them so they don't get broken or lost? They also said he has an astigmatism, I have heard of this but do not know much about it. Please, and Thank You!

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Chet - posted on 08/10/2013

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I got my first pair of glasses when I was three. What do you mean your son has to wear his glasses for everything except playing? What do three year olds do besides play? I wore my glasses all day. They were designed to be rugged, and at night my mom took them and put them in their case in a safe place. There was no glasses laying on the floor or left on the coach for someone to sit on. We never had a pair get broken.

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Cindy Marie - posted on 08/12/2013

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My son had to have glasses at 5 months old. He is legally blind. When he was a baby we had one of those straps that holds them in place instead of just the regular arms because they were impossible to keep on otherwise. As he got older, around 2 or 3 he was in regular glasses. Strangely enough we never had any problems with is glasses getting broken. They learn to take care of them.

C - posted on 08/12/2013

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As far as the lens, all kids lens I believe are made of a special glass for safety purposes from playing, so he should be fine.
My son got glasses when he was 3, he had to wear them always and it was horrible. He was so self conscious, when he was able to read, he found an ad in a magazine on the table in the doctors office for laser eye surgery. He asked his dad and I if we could get that for him... broke my heart.
By 10, the doctor allowed him to wear contacts because of his personal issues with glasses. It has been a long tough road. Now he is 15 and tired of wearing contacts. We just got him some new glasses, and he is totally fine with them now. He will always need them though, his problem currently can't be corrected.

When he first got the glasses, we got him a special case and band to keep them on his head when he had them on. We made a big deal of how cool and important they were to try and get him to take care of them... no luck. We went through 3 pairs in 1 year =)

With astigmatism, the curvature of the eye is not correct, one side might be a bit flatter so the eye can't focus properly. The vision is blurry, but I think it can be corrected.

Brittany - posted on 08/10/2013

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That is just what his eye doctor said. But I do "school" type things here and read a lot. Plus if he is watching tv or playing the computer. (which isnt often, but he still does)

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