For 6 years, Ethan has been wearing glasses that have earpieces that wrap around the back of his ears. They're a great option for active little boys, but the time has come to move on to a frame that doesn't encourage him to pull both arms out to the side as far as they'll go.
Ethan has historically dealt with his frustration by ripping off his glasses and throwing them. Luckily, he's only stepped on them once and it was done accidentally. His frames have always been metal and though they've been flexible, we've spent a lot of time in the optical store getting them adjusted. We're hoping that the plastic pair will take just as good a beating, but not require so many trips to the "glasses store". He needs to learn the correct way of putting them on and removing them, so I put together a power point presentation that highlights little kids with 2 hands at the temples as they carefully handle their glasses. We'll see if it helps.
In the meantime, he's aged by about 5 years in this new pair.