We have a son, T, who is 10. He has worn glasses since he was 19 months old. His eyes were fine up to 17 months old and then one day his eyes weren’t following at the same speed. Within a week, his eye was turned in to the corner and didn’t come out until we got his glasses. We got the referral from the Pediatrician right away, but we had to wait to get in to the Opthamologist. This was the hardest 2 months ever. Once we got the glasses, I thought all of our problems would be over. WRONG. First, he wouldn’t leave them on…because he wasn’t even two…then he finally realized that he could see with them which was good. But then we would find him without the glasses and have no idea where the glasses were. He usually wasn’t any help in finding them. We had enough sense to buy the insurance which covered breakage, but not loss. We LOST several pair because he took them off and set them down somewhere and couldn’t remember where. He lost a pair out in our woods. He even ate the nose pieces off of the glasses for a while. After the losing them phase, we have had the ” rough, tough, boy” stage where he is super rough with them. He has broken several pair. The latest break was 2 weeks ago. The insurance covered the break, and all we had to pay was $20 for the front section of the glasses. Otherwise since the glasses were over a year old, we would have had to buy a whole new set of frames.
We never buy the extra insurance on TV’s, electronics, etc. But having a boy who wears glasses full time (only takes them off to sleep) has made me glad to have the insurance.
I’m sure every situation is different, but it has been a blessing for us!
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