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My almost 3 year wears glasses full time for accomodative esotropia. I find that she takes her glasses off less if they have cable temples (the arms that wrap around the ear). Unfortunately the office we went to had a painfully poor selection of toddler frames, and she has broken her glasses twice in less than 3 months. If you can find a pair that are flexible or have flexible arms they might be a good idea. We got the transitions coating which has been great as she doesn't need a second pair of prescription sungless for when we spend the day outside, they have scratched easier than I would have liked though, so next time I'm going to look into more scratch resistant lenses. The most important thing I think is to make sure the glasses are an excellent fit. Neither pair of glasses we've had fits as well as they should, and I'm frequently having to adjust her glasses. To be honest, I don't think the office we went to has a lot of experience fitting very young children. Thankfully she will be getting a new pair in about a month. If I lived anywhere close to an office that carried Fisher Price frames or Miraflex frames I would definitely consider those as they seems much more suitable for toddlers than scaled down versions of adult glasses.
Sorry I can't be of more help, this is relatively new to us as well.
Leslie, Mommy to DS(8) and DD(almost 6) :
My daughter has a bad astigmatism but no far- or near-sightedness to correct for. I was told she may feel sick from that "floating feeling" once she starts wearing her glasses, which may make her not want to wear them. We'll see how it goes, maybe better than I had hoped.