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I don't like my glasses. They're always breaking. Also, I'm only in second grade, so I can't get contacts! What should I do?

Reply from the Highlights Editors
We realize it must be difficult to wear glasses you don't like. It must be hard, too, to have them break all the time.

We suggest that you talk this over with your parents. Without complaining, you can explain why you don't like your glasses and that you're concerned because they break often. Your parents may have some good ideas for you. For example, if you don't already do so, maybe you can make it a habit to always use a protective case to keep your glasses in when you're not using them. This might prevent them from breaking.

Eyeglasses can be expensive, so we hope you'll understand if your parents can't replace your glasses right away. As you mentioned, you're only in second grade, so it's not likely that you'll get contacts soon. We know it's hard, but you may just have to be patient.

We realize it's a big responsibility to take care of eyeglasses. We hope you'll take the responsibility seriously. Not only will your eyeglasses last longer, your parents will appreciate your maturity and cooperation.

We hope this helps.

Best wishes,
The Highlights Editors