My 3-year-old and my 5-year-old, who has Down syndrome and is developmentally delayed, were playing tug-of-war with the 5-year-old’s glasses. The glasses lost. This was right after the warranty for free replacement had expired.

Submitted by: Rick



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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000460040808 Trish Taylor

    Oh snap! Isn’t that always how it happens? :/

  • Anonymous

    ALWAYS after the warranty expires.  RIGHT AFTER!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lesa-Nelms/100000223296587 Lesa Nelms

    I think my 6 year old granddaughter that has Down’s has those same glasses.  And they are the third pair.  The first and second looked a lot like those.  And there is no sibling to play tug of war with!

  • stephanie f

    You can buy cheap glasses online as long as you have a copy of the prescription with PD (pupillary distance). Lest I come across as spamming for a particular site, I won’t mention any by name.  Google “cheap glasses” and take your pick. I have purchased from three different sites and had the quality of the lenses confirmed by a family member who is an optician with 20 years experience. She said the quality is as good as the name-brand store for which she works. Save yourself a couple hundred and a lot of stress and buy several pairs, that way you have backups.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lesa-Nelms/100000223296587 Lesa Nelms

    Thanks Stepanie, I think I know which one(s) you are referring to.  They do have wonderful deals on children’s glasses.  We just have to make some adjustments to the nose pieces because our little punkins nose is so broad from the Down’s. It’s hard to see that from my profile pic, but that’s the little angel without her glasses on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000732163099 Tara Crowley Rinaldi

    you could always get used glasses at Goodwill — but then, do you want to encourage this behavior?!  🙂