How can we get our active one year old son to keep his glasses on? He needs eyeglasses to correct farsightedness and a tendency towards crossed eyes. We’ve tried everything from elastic bands to tape, but he struggles, cries and pulls them off.

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Most of the time a child’s resistance to wearing eyeglasses is settled through time and perseverance. Getting used to the feeling of wearing glasses can take some adaptation. It may help to put his glasses on immediately after he wakes up.

However, sometimes the child’s refusal to wear glasses is due to an incorrect prescription or uncomfortable frames. Recheck his prescription and make sure that his glasses fit well. Bring your child into the optometrist for a consultation.

Many frames for children come with an integrated elastic band to help keep the glasses sitting comfortably on your child’s head. Be sure to inquire about this option

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