Having worn glasses since I was 9 years old – and now a mum of two kids that wear glasses – I’m learning plenty about kids’ prescriptions and kids’ glasses. If you’re just starting out with your child wearing glasses, here is some helpful information about glasses prescriptions.
So, you’ve taken your child to get their eyes tested (yay for you!) and it turns out they need glasses. Maybe you were expecting it or maybe it’s come as a big shock. In our Little Aussie Eyes Report 2020, many parents felt surprise and shock when their child was first diagnosed, so don’t worry if you’re in this boat too – you’re not alone! In fact, one mother explained that she felt like the worst mother in the world because she hadn’t picked up any issues despite her son’s eyesight being quite bad. The problem was only picked up during a kindy health check. Her mother’s guilt was real but honestly, at least she took some action and the problem was addressed.
Now what though?