At his appointment, his concerns were verified, he did indeed need glasses. After trying on a few pairs of frames - he was begging me for contact lenses. Saying that he looked stupid in glasses and people would make fun of him. Another reason he had was the fact that he was active in sports, mostly wrestling, and you can't compete with glasses on.
While they were valid concerns for a 5th grade boy, I wasn't ready for him to put contact lenses in his eyes. I didn't think he was old enough. However, I told him that we would re-visit the idea of contact lenses at a future date, maybe when he began junior high.
The summer before starting junior high, he reminded me of our previous conversation about contact lenses. I decided that he was responsible enough and that we would talk to the eye doctor at his eye appointment the following month.