My 3 y/o son has astigmatism and is probably going to get eyeglasses. It bothers me.

Anyone have a little with eyeglasses at such a young age? I’d love to hope that he’ll grow out of it but it’s unlikely. My side of the family has vision impairments. I think my difficulty is that because he’s more on the smaller side of kids his age and now adding glasses may set him up and draw attention to him to be bullied/picked on.

  • Emily Barlow
    Jan 14

    My little boy had to get glasses when he was 3 and he’s 6 now and so far hasn’t had anyone make fun of him. The nice part is that they are making glasses pretty stylish and sturdy.

  • Lynn
    Jan 14

    My friends daughter wears glasses. Since she was 2 and she looks great in them. So cute.

  • Lynn
    Jan 14

    And 3 year olds don’t pick on others for glasses and such things.

  • Sabina
    Jan 14

    you never know what new treatments they’ll find in the future so hold onto that hope! So if it helps your baby now, continue with the goasss. 💛I’m sure he or she looks adorable with them on. 👶🏼👓

  • Quynh-An Phan
    Jan 14

    My daughter is 18 months (but she's just starting to wear 9 nonths clothes) and she's been wearing glasses for 4 months now. I was really hesitant but she's adorable and I feel like she's developing so much faster now that she's got her glasses and is basically at 100% on all fronts. Plus she looks adorable.

  • Sam
    Jan 15

    I don’t have a kid with glasses... but I was the kid with glasses! I didn’t experience much teasing about them. Kids are just curious about them and may mention them. The only people who tried to tease me about them were mean anyway (and I’m talking cousins... not random kids or friends) and just looking for something to pick on (if it wasn’t glasses, it would have been something else). Even so, my thought process at the time was something like, “picking on glasses, how original”. Don’t project your worries about glasses on your child, just teach her they are no big deal, just an accessory to help her see. Besides, glasses are cool, now!

  • Anonymous
    Jan 15

    First off...there is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with him needing and wearing glasses. YOUR attitude will have a huge impact on his attitude and confidence about needing to wear them. You make it out like it's some major deformity or whatever 🙄 They are improving his vision and you should want that. It may help your son in more ways than you realize. My son has been wearing glasses for a VERRRRY long time and is also on the small side...always has been. He has never once been picked on or bullied because of them and he just started middle school this year. He's popular, plays sports, and is extremely smart. I think this is an issue that you need to get over. Encourage him. Glasses are super cool and add character and personality. As he gets older, with companies like zenni making glasses so inexpensive, he can get multiple pair to wear to accessorize and fit his mood for the day. For now, a good flexible pair are best and get a spare pair because they are bound to go missing.

  • Evie
    Jan 15

    Making fun of people for glasses is definitely a 70’s-90s thing. Thank you hipsters for finally making my astigmatism cool and hip! 😂 Worrying is part of our motherly nature. He won’t be picked on for his glasses. Deep breaths. :) all will be fine. If you show there is a problem with it though, he’ll think something is wrong with them. Love the glasses, he’ll love the glasses and kids won’t bully him, more likely be jealous since glasses are cool now.

  • Joyce
    Jan 15

    He tried on some glasses and he looked soo adorable. I know it’s my own issues (i.e. thoughts like : was there something I could have done different, how did this happen). A lot of people on my side of the family have glasses so it’s not a new thing. We still think he’s perfect and we tell him we love him and how awesome he is all the time. Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences and words of encouragement.

  • MOM
    Jan 15

    My 3 year old daughter wears glasses too . I haven’t faced any such issue in her class nor my daughter has said about it .

  • Roz
    Jan 18

    Little ones with glasses are beautiful, feed confidence to your little one. My son wore glasses at a young age. I fed him veggies that promote eye health. His sight never got worse. He grew up to be a very confident man.

  • Em
    Jan 18

    Two out of my four kids wear glasses (since they were 4 years old), and we’ve had no problems with bullying or teasing. And I think they are adorable with them! 😊

  • Toni
    Jan 19

    My son has glasses because of astigmatism and the kids were really nice and cool about it. We bought the Nano glasses and they all said how cool his glasses were.

  • Jess
    Jan 31

    I got glasses at 3, and they were THICK (yay 80’s!). But kids never made fun of me. Not even once. I was actually kind of disappointed about that cause I had the perfect comeback planned. If someone called me “four-eyes”, I was going to respond with, “no, I’ve got 6!” cause my glasses had googly eyes in the corners. I did grow out of my glasses for a time (from about 8-14), then my eyes shifted the other way. And over the years my reliance on them has increased to the point I’m wearing them all the time again. I contemplated contacts, but glasses have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. So having to wear them was not a big deal. I wouldn’t worry about your son being made fun of. I’m also a teacher in elementary school, and I’ve never seen or heard about any of the kids being made fun of for wearing glasses. If anything, some of the kids are really helpful at reminding the kids who need them to put them back on. It’s never mean - more protective.