I come from a family full of vision-impaired eyes. My dad and all my siblings wear glasses, my mom is the only fortunate one in the family. My husband also wears glasses, with astigmatisms in both his eyes, sadly. So, naturally, we knew that our children would eventually have to get some eyewear sooner or later.
We were hoping for later.
Unfortunately, BG1’s eyes are already giving out on her, and she had to get glasses last year. Thankfully, it’s only for reading faraway things, the beginning stages, so I try to only let her wear it at school when she would need to see the board or something. She, however, has other plans and likes to wear them all the time.
Granted, she did pick out some cute glasses, but I’m trying to keep her eyes in good shape for as long as possible and I don’t want her to depend on the glasses so much, because we all know that they help, but then they also make your eyes worse and your prescription only goes down from there.
She reminds me a lot of myself, because I didn’t have to really wear glasses until much later than my siblings, definitely later than my husband, who is practically blind, lol. I think I started wearing glasses full-time in my last couple years of high school, so I’m hoping at least one of my kids holds out until then. Maybe we’ll get lucky and and either BG2 or any of our future children won’t need them!
I’ve never been a fan of glasses, myself, especially since I barely have a bridge on my nose so my glasses never stay up the way I want them. I remember back in the day I just didn’t like the way they looked on me and felt insecure. Of course, that was back in the day when people would make fun of those who wore glasses. Nowadays, it seems like there are more of us than those who don’t, honestly. I’m guessing by how much BG1 likes to wear them, she doesn’t get ridiculed at school for me, so I’m glad for that. And if she can make a fashion statement out of them, that’s great!
What is your take on glasses for you or your kids? Any worries at all? Am I just being overly cautious?