The Eyes Have It

Zach 1st BirthdayMy middle child, Zachary, has worn glasses since the tender young age of 11 months.

When I first found out that he needed glasses, I was upset. While I realized that this was far from the worst thing that could happen, it was still a major disappointment. Zachary has the most beautiful blue eyes and I was sad that they were going to be covered up by what, in my mind, were going to be huge, ugly glasses. He was only a baby then, but kids can be cruel and I was worried that when he got older his glasses would be a source of embarrassment for him. Three years later, and I can happily say that it has been a much easier experience than I originally anticipated.

I’m not sure what we did, or if it’s actually because he knows they help him see better, but he likes them!  He actually asks to put them on every morning. The best part, though, is that we haven’t had to replace the frames yet! They have held up amazingly well, and the fact that Zach had a giant head as a baby means that the glasses still fit him today.

Finding out your child needs to wear glasses can be overwhelming, especially if there are other underlying medical problems. But, as these kids can attest, it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. They rock their frames and prove that, if thoughtfully chosen, glasses can help to enhance their good looks and highlight their personality.

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  • Zachary 1 of 11
    Zachary
    Age 4 wearing MiraFlex frames
  • Sebastian 2 of 11
    Sebastian
    Age 4 wearing Tommy Hilfiger frames
  • Lauren 3 of 11
    Lauren
    Age 3 1/2, wearing MiraFlex frames. Daughter of Beth.
  • Q 4 of 11
    Q
    Age 12, wearing Ray Bans
  • Jaida & Makaela 5 of 11
    Jaida & Makaela
    Age 11
  • Zack 6 of 11
    Zack
    Age 12 wearing Reagan frames from GlassesUSA. Son of Annie.
  • Caroline 7 of 11
    Caroline
    Age 5, wearing OP frames
  • Andrew 8 of 11
    Andrew
    Age 11 son of Stephanie
  • Lex 9 of 11
    Lex
    Age 4 son of Nina
  • Kendryk 10 of 11
    Kendryk
    Age 2 1/2
  • Eli 11 of 11
    Eli
    Age 5

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