Honestly I thought this would be a hellish process, I was so teary as we waited for the glasses to be made to her prescription, and just thinking about how I was going to manage my stubborn wee girl into wearing glasses scared me. Then my sister mentioned that she had been googling (oops hadn't even occured to me!) and so I tried it, and found an amazing website for parents of young ones needing glasses. I really recommend the Little Four Eyes website for any parent in this situation.
My lovely sister also ordered some great books for Amelia about glasses, she is OBSESSED with this one and really it would be great even if glasses aren't needed. It has popups and pull tabs and glasses to try on Arlo!
My problem, is that there aren't many characters that wear glasses just as a matter of course. There are Peppa Pig and Charlie & Lola books about glasses, but they end up not needing glasses, so its a bit pointless really. I'm on the hunt for books/stories/characters in general that just wear glasses. I would love your help if you are aware of any.
So far I have
Simon Chipmunk and his girlfriend Jeanette
Halle in Doc McStuffins
and that's about it. Sad isn't it, when really there are quite a few young children who wear glasses. If you have any suggestions, please comment! I have googled like crazy, but I think the ones I really want (not necessarily books about getting glasses) don't mention the fact that the characters wear glasses!
And I should mention that I needn't have worried, besides a visit to the optician on Day 5, a missing nose piece and a few bent bits, lol, Amelia has been awesome about wearing her glasses 99.99% of the time, not bad for a 3 year old!
And in case you are interested in why she needs glasses - its genetic for sure! Accomodative Esotropia