Many children fight the idea of wearing glasses, fearing that it makes them a target for bullying and mean names (four-eyes, window face, nerd, etc.). To make the transition easier, Jacquot says parents have to make glasses seem cool. The main way to do that is by investing in some stylish specs.
"There are a lot more styles out there for younger patients than we've ever had," Jacquot says. "When kids like their glasses, they'll be more inclined to wear them." Jacquot also suggests printing out photos of celebrities, athletes, and TV characters with glasses to show your child that they are not alone.
"It's important to help children understand that glasses are a part of life," Jacqot says. "And it is absolutely more common than they think."