When my four-year-old got glasses, I was afraid people might make fun of him

Here’s what happened instead.

Giving a 4-year-old an eye test is tricky. The children’s eye chart isn’t made up of letters; instead, children identify different shapes: a house, a square, a triangle, a circle, an apple.

My son stood next to his pediatrician, a few feet away from these shapes. I encouraged him…