Last year our two year old got her first pair of prescription eyeglasses. Today I’m sharing our experience with a toddler wearing glasses and answering the questions we are most commonly asked. If you’re curious to know how we found out about our daughter’s vision problems and what brand we turn to for durable and fun glasses frames– read on! This blog post is sponsored by Alternative & Plan B Eyewear, our chosen eyewear provider.
How do you know your child may need glasses?
As parents, we are always looking out for the well-being of our kids. After Aria got glasses we were asked daily, “how did you know?” or, “what should I look for?” We want to be proactive and well prepared for everything when it comes to raising our (often unpredictable) kids.
We are fortunate to have caught Aria’s vision problem early on. In her case, it was a focusing issue that first caught our attention. Sitting across from her, I noticed she had trouble focusing on me head-on, and one of her eyes was moving inward as a result. I followed up with her daycare, who also noticed these symptoms at the same time, along with difficulty with activities requiring concentration. We visited an optometrist immediately and he confirmed that Aria needed glasses.
Our Warning Signs
- Difficulty focusing when looking head on
- Eye turning inward/wandering eye
- Lack of interest in work requiring concentration
What brand of frames does she wear?
The second most popular question we are asked is “where did you get her glasses?” Parents of kids with glasses frequently stop us to ask about Aria’s glasses. I am thrilled to recommend Nano Vista by Alternative & Plan B Eyewear any chance I get. This product has been incredible for our little girl! We were nervous about finding something comfortable and durable. Nano Vista frames can sustain play but also have functional, fun, and stylish designs– there’s no compromising involved!
Why we love Nano Vista Eyewear:
Kids can be tough on glasses and these bendable frames sustain all the hands-on action of an incredibly busy toddler. Our little one plays hard and these frames don’t show any wear. Plus, Nano Vista has a 3-year unconditional warranty in Canada and the USA. We love that Nano Vista frames are lightweight and comfortable. Aria wears her glasses for all activities– from bike riding to ballet!
The flexible and removable arms allow her to put them on and take them off easily. She can expand the arms wide to slide the glasses on and they sit comfortably behind her ears. The arms can be switched out for a headband attachment, which is perfect for younger kids or for sports to keep glasses in place. And, Nano Vista now offers custom fit models to create a perfect frame for a child’s special needs.
Nano Vista glasses are functional and FUN. There is an endless supply of colors and styles for babies through to grade school kids, including glow in the dark and solar clip options. We are forever receiving compliments about how cute she looks in them– the bright pink frame suits her well. We can’t wait to pick out her next pair!
Taking Care of Your Child’s Vision
We are incredibly proactive parents when it comes to our children’s health, and yet, because neither of us wear glasses, we assumed our kids wouldn’t either. Luckily, Aria was diagnosed at an early age and the difference her glasses have made is incredible. Learn more about vision care for infants and children here.
When to see an Optometrist:
- Baby’s first eye exam between six and nine months
- At least one eye exam between the ages of two and five
- A yearly exam once starting school
*Disclaimer: I am sharing our personal experience with our daughter getting glasses. If you are concerned about your child’s eyesight, please seek professional medical advice.
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