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14/01/2014 at 16:27
He's long sighted. H has just taken him for a test and found out. I'm so upset my poor baby
14/01/2014 at 16:29
xxx, i can understand how you are feeling love. There are so many cool glasses around nowadays though as well. If he is long sighted, he will only need them for reading won't he? L's besto has had glasses since he was about 2 I think. There is no stigma or teasing done any longer. Like I say, I can totally understand how you are feeling xx
14/01/2014 at 16:33
He's such a shy boy as it is he doesn't need a reason for kids to be mean to him.
14/01/2014 at 16:36
Oh bless him! Do kids really use glasses to pick on other kids? I thought glasses were really cool these days. Hope so. Loads of my friends' kids wear them, never heard a thing about teasing...?
14/01/2014 at 16:42
I don't think there is teasing really now. I can 100% understand your worries tho xxxx
14/01/2014 at 16:44
P was shy at that age and my response would have been like yours, but now he is nearly 7 i can honestly say kids really dont notice that kind of thing any more. Id go as far as to say, get a pair with a little batman sign on or something and he will be seen as the coolest boy ever!
14/01/2014 at 16:49
Bless him I reckon he will look well cute xxx kids are kids....if they are going to tease they will find something, whether it be glasses, being the fat/thin kid, the kid with goofy teeth, red hair like me, the kid with the wrong car...it goes on and on. My point being I guess that kids tease if they want to, I bet having glasses will make him centre of attention for the right reasons, he will look like a dude xx
14/01/2014 at 16:53
Glasses are cool now. Why else do you see those silly girls wearing fashion frames.
C needs glasses for reading, he looks ace in them. He has thick black frames, proper geek glasses like those attempting geek chic.
14/01/2014 at 17:08
L was borderline as to whther she needed glasses so she was given some as a trial. She was so excited to wear them as some of her friends wear them. She too is long sited and needs them for reading and computer work. She chose a trendy pair and looks so cute wearing them. I'm sure he won't be picked on
14/01/2014 at 17:24
Thanks everyone. I think I'm over the shock now - at least I didn't go with him and burst into tears!
14/01/2014 at 17:26
I was going to say, I think glasses are v trendy atm so he'll be the cool kid. It's always a bit of a shock i guess when we don't expect things. One of Aarons new teeth is growing i squint and i'm paranoid his teeth are all going to be wonky!
14/01/2014 at 17:29
It took me right back to him failing the hearing test at birth.
14/01/2014 at 17:31
I can understand your reaction. When E started reception they gave her a test and said she may need glasses but when they tested her further they found her eyes fine but I was devastated for her. Like you I thought it would be a reason for people to pick on her and kids can be cruel but I think glasses are cool and you can get really cool frames.
14/01/2014 at 17:56
I've worn glasses since I was 7 (and at the time they were terrible Deirdre style ones!) and of all the things I was ever called for at school, my glasses were never one of them! Glasses are really cool now too and there are so many styles and characters etc. he will love them. My Godson is 5 and has three pairs, one Angry Birds and two superhero pairs.
14/01/2014 at 18:01
Estrellita, same here. Fecking NHS glasses...
14/01/2014 at 18:10
Me too I looked like bloody Joe90!
14/01/2014 at 19:20
Several of the children in my daughter's class wear them. I don't think I've ever heard any child say a negative thing about it. Not like when I was at school when not being able to see was preferable to the teasing!
14/01/2014 at 19:37
I daren't tell my children about your L as they would kick off big time. I wear glasses as do everyone else in my family since quite young and my two don't need glasses, they are desperate to wear them. Both have attempted to prove they need glasses as well they want them that badly and the optician said no Honestly as someone that works in a school we have had to introduce a policy to stop children wearing glasses unless they need them. I think some have had to bring in their prescription for glasses to prove they should have them it is THAT fashionable to wear them.
Although when I got my glasses when I was a teen it made such a difference to my eyesight that I couldn't give a *** that people attempted to tease me, it made such a difference to my life, but this was 20+ years ago. I started to wear contact lenses as soon as I could. When I was pregnant with B my eyes changed so I was no longer able to wear contact lenses and all the kids at work accussed me of trying to be cool by wearing them
14/01/2014 at 20:06
Aww he'll look mega cute in them. And I bet you find a very cool pair for him!
14/01/2014 at 20:36
I can totally sympathise, my eldest daughter (now 6) had to wear glasses from nursery and then into reception and I was so upset as I felt it really changed how she looked BUT we all got used to them, she only wore them at school and watching TV and now no longer needs to wear them, so she only wore them for 18 months. My youngest daughter is now in reception and there are 5 children in her class with glasses and one of the boys has the most trendy frames, he looks really cool !!
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