My son is 8 years old and it has recently been determined that he is near-sighted. He will get his first pair of glasses this Saturday. I am worried that he will break, lose or otherwise have issues with his new glasses. He is not so near sighted that he will need to wear them during recess and karate class, just to see the board in class or the television at home.
Does anyone have any experience with children and glasses? How often to they lose or break them if they aren't requried to wear them 24/7? I know that would largely depend on the child and many other factors, but I need some tips as to how to deal with it or suggestions on how to keep track of the glasses when they are not on his face.
Also, just another thought - my daughter (who is 11) really wants glasses for some reason. I have no idea where this comes from. She has perfect vision, confirmed for the second time last weekend. She seems jealous of her brother because he gets to have glasses. I tried telling her that she is better off. Personally, I hate my contacts/glasses and wish I would never have chickened out of the lasik surgery! All I see without the aid of my glasses/contacts is fuzzy colors!
She has straight teeth, perfect vision, and a beautiful face. But since she really wants glasses for some reason and now her brother gets to have them she is teasing him about how he's not going to like them after a while and that he's going to have glasses and braces when he gets older and he'll really be a geek.
I just tell him that it's the geeks that make the most money and end up running the country! (Look at Bill Gates and Steve Jobs!)