when your child suddenly refuses to wear their glasses
Karla recently posted on the facebook group that her 9 month old son Caleb had suddenly refused to wear his glasses that he’d been wearing well for quite a while. It turns out that he had an ear infection, and after a couple of days on antibiotics, he’s back to wearing his glasses again.
This got me thinking about other experiences people have had with their child suddenly refusing to wear their glasses. We tend to worry about how to get them to start wearing their glasses, that I think it’s easy to believe that once they’ve started wearing their glasses, we’re home free. But if my experiences with Zoe are at all typical, kids love to change things up as soon as we get comfortable.
Has anyone else run into a time when their child just stopped wearing their glasses? Did you ever figure out a cause, or work out a way to get them back into wearing their glasses? A couple things that I can think of to check on:
- Are the glasses adjusted correctly? Zoe once stopped wearing her glasses when they were extremely crooked
- Could the prescription have changed?
- Are the lenses very scratched up?
- Has your child been sick or have other health issues? Karla’s story above comes to mind.