Our biggest worries with a child in glasses – and our realities
I got an email from Molly who had a lot of questions about learning that your child needs glasses. I thought I’d turn to you for some answers.
I think I speak for all of us, that our biggest fear when we learn our child needs glasses, is for their vision. But setting that aside, what was your biggest worry (if it’s not on this list, leave a comment?
And once you’ve voted, I’d love to hear about how things turned out. Did your worries prove to be a problem , or were you surprised by something else?
Here’s Zoe on her first day with glasses. I was worried about a lot of things with her glasses. Worried that I’d lose them or that they wouldn’t work and she’d need surgery, but my biggest fear was probably that people would see her and only focus on her glasses, and not get to know the rest of her – that she would forever be known as “the girl in glasses.”
I did lose her glasses once, but Chris was able to find them in a neighbor’s yard. She did end up needing surgery. And to be honest, I think my biggest fear did happen, at least to some extent. She’s definitely known as the girl in glasses, and when she was younger, I think that her glasses were one of her defining features. And they still are, but I like to think now that she’s older, her personality is really shining through. She may be the girl in glasses, but she’s the girl in glasses who talks a mile a minute and laughs like crazy at her jokes and loves to bake and read stories.