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A successful visit to the eye doctor is only half the battle of improving your child's sight. You may also have to convince your child to wear his or her prescription glasses. Here are some suggestions for helping your child with this adjustment.
If your child refuses to wear his or her glasses, make sure the prescription is correct. If the prescription is correct, try using positive reinforcement and explain why it is important to wear glasses.
Thousands of injuries happen to children's eyes each year while they are playing sports. Most injuries can be prevented if protective eye gear is worn. Protective eye gear or sports goggles may or may not have prescription lenses. Children should wear sports goggles if they participate in sports that include:
Your child may not want to wear sports goggles at first, especially if his or her teammates are not wearing any. Some ways to persuade your child to wear them include: allowing him or her to choose the eyewear style; wearing protective eye gear yourself when playing sports; and explaining why it is important to wear protective eye gear.
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