Post by MatureMomG on Sept 8, 2004 17:18:06 GMT -5
Hello, expert moms! My dd, 13 months needs glasses (no big surprise here). We are in a small town. The one eye glasses place at the eye docs had never done them fo so small a child befoer (she is small for her age anyway). They were very nice about it, but obviously, you folks are the experts. I want to see what you have to say before I order anything. I could go to a bigger place.
They said they do not have Flexon (I remember reading that here) that small. She's gettig a size "36" if that means anything to anyone. They recommended the Fischer-Price.
Your thoughts? Also, recommendations for keeping them on, etc. Has it been a real challeneg for all of you, or do some kids do okay with them? One mom said if you get them before 2, it's easier.
TIA. Edited to add I did some looking on the net. Can't seem to find if Flexon makes the small ones. Did find a neat site Solo Bambini which has some interesting looking glasses. They are all plastic, 1 year warranty, held on with ahead strap, no metal parts or screws. that sounded interetsing. Is there a brand you would say you MUST have or a brand you would say you MUST NOT get? Yours in Christ, Kathy
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2004 21:47:19 GMT -5 by MatureMomG
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Post by meghans_mom on Sept 8, 2004 20:10:15 GMT -5
Kathy - I don't have experience w/ such a young child - Meghan was 3 when she got her glasses, but we still had trouble fitting her. If you can find them - and cost isn't an issue - try and get the Flexon. I wish we had but I didn't like the frame...we paid a fortune for her glasses as it was and the flexon would have been another $50-100, on top. We are on our second pair of glasses, in less than a year. the problem isn't Meghan but my 16 month old son, who grabs the glasses of her face and BENDS BENDS BENDS them! he finally snapped the arm of the glasses :-o
anyways....i've heard people say Cosco (or Sam's/BJ warehouse?) and Walmart have good smaller size glasses... you could also look on-line.
also - whatever you decide on, try and get the extra scratch-resistant coating & polycarbonate lense. when (if) the glasses get winged across the room, it may help protect them if you have hard wood or tile floors.
Post by meghans_mom on Sept 8, 2004 20:17:36 GMT -5
and another good question to ask is if they will adjust the frames (free of charge) as often as you need. In the beginning when MM was taking her glasses off alot they got stretched out of place... I was back at the eye glass place every few days for a week, then once a week, now it's every few months. but they always help me right away and re-fit them no questions asked. of course you may not have that problem w/ a plastic frame as opposed to a wire frame, but not sure.
Reagarding the glasses- I have had terrific luck with something called cable temples. They are plastic covered cables(tiny) that extend the ear piece so it wraps loosely around the ear- this is instead of a strap- This keeps the glasses on John's head quite securely. He has always worn this type and I have been able to get them at several different eye glass places- just had to ask. Also, the flexable glasses are the way to go. I also live in a small town in Michigan but I drive to the Univeristy of Michigan to a eye glass place at the Kellogg eye center- they are used to fitting glasses on the wee ones. If you have a large medical center near by it is worth the drive. Once you have the glasses almost any eye center will do the routine tightening and fittings if you ask them. It is a pain to drive all that way, but definately worth it in the long run. Glasses that fit comfortably are more likely to stay on! Good Luck Carolyn
Carolyn- Pete (DH)Elizabeth 16, Bridget 15, Peter 12, John 9(DS)
**Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. **
Deven had them since he was about the age of your little one . we got them at Sears ( with insurance) we did go throgu ha lot of nose pieces and they repalced them for free. we started slow , putting them one when we were outside or when he was busy ,but he would take them off ,we the nwould wait for a little while and then try again . We just got his second pair (yet it took 1 1/2 year before they were so bend out of shape they could not be fixed) ,the 2nd pair was from walmart ,and they fit him better then the other one ,as you can see on his website. he is much better with them now ,keep them on for almost all day sometimes ,but when he has inhalf he takes them out and fold them and hands them to me (cute). the pair at walmart cost me 40 some dollars very unexpensive since my insurance would not cover the 2nd pair and he can not have a new one for 2 year after the 1st one (vision insurance sucks). the frames have 1 year warranty and we can go back and straighned them if needed at no cost. the nose pieces are about $2 pair but so far so good he left those alone . with deven it was progressive on the time he keep them one ,just do not force it otherwise he would not wear ithem at all . when the kids has them one ,just keep them distracted so they do not think of what is on they nose lol. that worked for us because deven loves goign outside so that was how we started .
Marie(mom),Graham(dad),Krysta(big siss 15),Inacia(little siss9)and Deven (Born 01.14.02)
Post by keeransmom on Oct 22, 2004 14:47:27 GMT -5
Boy was this glasses thread timely. My son Keeran needs glasses. He is 15 months old and hates, DID I SAY HATES!! anything on his face so this should be interesting. I can't even get him to keep a hat on. Anyway, I did check out the web site for Flexon frames, and thanks for the tips about Sears and Walmart. Any other tips for the keeping of the glasses on would be great!! Also!!! I was just told today by our ENT that Keeran would benefit from having his tonsils and adneoids ( spelling?) out. Have any of you had this done? Any advise on this you may have? The reason they feel he would benefit from this is that he has had several illnesses this year. Croup, Broncilitis, Strep Throat, Sinus infection, lots of colds and one hospital stay for pneumonia. He also snores and I think he has sleep apnea ?( rolls all night, wakes several times at night- which I thought was that he wasn't comfortable in his crib) Finally, his speech pathologist recommends it as well. I know there are differing opinions out there on this, but if you have had it done, have you seen benefits to it, if you were recommended to do it and didn't why didn't you? Thanks for any input!!! In Christ, Debby