Thursday, January 12, 2012

Big Boy Eyewear

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.


Kristina said...

Love the update and the photo. What happened to the little boy look - poof! It's all gone. He is becoming such a handsome young man!

Hope these lasses stand the test of time. And I think it's a bit funny that you did the powerpoint presentation ;-) Have you seen some iPad apps where you can sequence things? Some of them might work for getting him to understand the way to handle his glasses, too, if you are looking for multiple ways to present the information.

SurfinSLP said...

So handsome!

Kyla said...

I love the new glasses! He does look much more grown up with them...and so handsome, too!

Tom's mum said...

wowwww he is so grown up.

We have been through so many pairs of glasses that we now have a spare pair!! When they're not broken they are so covered in sticky finger prints I wonder how he sees through them. I would love Tom to take his glsses off at the temple.

Hilbychick said...

Wow! It's amazing how things like a new pair of glasses or a haircut age your kids a few years. Sigh.
I wonder if Eye or Child Life would want to use your PP with other kids??? You are so creative!