Found via Blogging Parent, who found this through Boing Boing. Apparently a recent study in the journal Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics has found that kids think that other kids who wear glasses are smarter and more honest, and that the glasses don’t affect their perceived appearance. The study was done on kids aged 6-10, so a bit older than our kids here, but I still think it’s good news. I know the perception of other kids is one of the things that had really worried me about Zoe getting glasses.
I don’t have access to the full article, but the abstract is pretty detailed (as are most abstracts from medical journals). My favorite part is the final line:
Discussion: The old adage ‘Boys never make passes at lasses who wear glasses’ may be outmoded, but glasses may tend to make children look smarter and slightly more honest to their peers.
Not that any boy should be making any passes and my little lass at the moment, but it made me laugh.