When you find out your child needs glasses

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Guest post from @KatieKruithof.

 

 
"I knew having glasses wasn't a big deal,
but it was hard for me to imagine this face I loved
so dearly changing in such a dramatic way."
 

When my husband and I first started dating, I was amazed to learn that he was legally blind. He had detached lens since birth, which required REALLY strong contacts and eventually lens replacement surgery at age 28. We were told that it wasn't a genetic condition, but when my firstborn, Gio, was a few months old, we noticed that his lens shook in a similar way.

At 2.5 years old, the ophthalmologist confirmed he needed glasses. It was a strangely sad day for me. I knew having glasses wasn't a big deal, but it was hard for me to imagine this face I loved so dearly changing in such a dramatic way.  

I posted on IG that Gio would be needing glasses and several friends recommended I check out Jonas Paul Eyewear. As I looked at the stylish options, my heart shifted. I actually got excited about picking out glasses for him. When the try on kit arrived, we had a blast taking pictures of him in each style and posting a collage on IG for friends to vote for their favorites. We ended up with two pairs because we couldn't decide!

 


"It didn't take long before he realized how much better he could see with them."

We were worried Gio wouldn't like wearing his glasses since he was so young, and the first few days he kept trying to take them off. But it didn't take long before he realized how much better he could see with them. Then he NEVER wanted to take them off! He even wears them to bed every night so we sneak in after he's asleep to take them off.  

Strangers tell Gio how much they like his glasses almost every time we go out. Sometimes I see two people walk by and nudge each other, whispering "aww." I know Gio feels very special in them. We are incredibly thankful that JPE made this transition so easy for us!



If you are new to Jonas Paul Eyewear, I only have one recommendation for you! Go for the anti-reflective lens upgrade. It makes a big difference in pictures! Using a little "nerd wax" on the nose really helps it stay up on their nose, too. Gio is now 4 years old and we've owned multiple pairs of JPE glasses as his prescription has changed. It looks like our 2 year old will have a similar condition, so I'm sure it won't be long till we get a try on kit for him. This time, I'm actually looking forward to the process though!


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