One question I see a lot is how different will a child’s eyes look when they’re wearing glasses, especially if they have particularly high prescriptions. It is true that glasses will change the appearance of eyes: nearsighted lenses will make the eyes appear smaller, and farsighted lenses will make the eyes appear larger. The higher the prescription, the more noticeable the effect. Getting high index lenses will make the effect much less noticeable (they’re also thinner and lighter).
In my experience, the effect was far less than I feared. While I noticed Zoe’s eyes looking a little larger in her glasses, they never appeared “bug eyed”, and I am guessing that someone that didn’t know Zoe wouldn’t have noticed it at all. From looking at the photo gallery, I think this holds true for most prescriptions, but that’s where I need your help. For one, I know that Zoe’s prescription is only moderate, and that many of you have kids with a higher prescription. But I don’t know what the prescriptions are for any of the pictures in the gallery other than Zoe. If you have a child with a prescription of greater than 8 (I’m looking for both nearsighted and farsighted prescriptions, so greater than +8 or -8), would you be willing to share a picture of them in glasses and what their prescription is (or let me know that their picture is in the gallery) so that I can give parents an idea of how much or little their child’s eyes will be distorted by the glasses?