DD wears glasses to correct near sightedness and an astigmatism all the time....except at the gym. At her last eye appt. in March, I was surprised by how much worse her vision has become. (Unfortunately, I am nearly blind myself, so I am sure it will only get worse for her.) I'm not sure at what point I should make her wear her glasses for gymnastics, or how wearing them will affect her performance. If she is going to wear them, can anyone recommend a particular type of strap to hold them on? I made a strap for her, and she wore them for a few practices then stopped. She will turn 9 this summer, and I think she is responsible enough for contact lenses. However, she has sensitive eyes, and won't even discuss the possibility at this point. I haven't seen other gymnasts wearing glasses...but my experience is rather limited.