Welcome to Little Four Eyes!!
Glasses are not the worst thing that your kid may need to deal with, not by a long shot, but as we faced getting glasses for our children, we found ourselves wishing there were some way to connect with other parents who have dealt or are dealing with with a variety of situations involving small children with very expensive (and breakable!) equipment on their faces.
Little Four Eyes is a community for parents of children in glasses, contacts, or patches, regardless of diagnosis. It is aimed at parents of kids age 5 and under, though any one is welcome! All posts are written by parents (unless otherwise specified).
This site is run by Ann Zawistoski, a reference and instruction librarian at a small undergraduate college. Her daughter, Zoe, started wearing glasses at age 1. You can contact Ann with any questions, comments, or requests (email@example.com).
If you just found out that your child needs glasses, you may want to take a look at our post on just starting out. Just looking for general thoughts and opinions on glasses? Read through our Open Thread on Glasses post.
You might also be interested in joining our Little Four Eyes group on Facebook. A lot of great discussion happens there, as well.
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Join in the conversation!
Please read through our posts and pages and leave us a comment on anything that catches your interest. We like comments!
This blog is written by parents of children dealing with vision issues. If you’re interested in contributing to this blog, either as a regular contributor, or just posting one time, please leave a comment or email Ann (ann @ shinypebble . com – remove the spaces). No commitment or experience necessary, we’re just looking for people to share their thoughts and experiences. Check out the bios of our current contributors – we’re all regular parents like you.
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Layout of Little Four Eyes
- Main blog – the blog is updated by our many contributors. We write about a wide range of topics related to our kids and their glasses and their vision.
- About- the page you’re reading right now
- Archives – an index of all of our posts, you can find posts by date, author, topic, or age range.
- Photo Galleries - our photo galleries:
- Children in Glasses Photo Gallery – a gallery of pictures of babies, toddlers and young kids in glasses. A great place to visit if you are wondering what young children in glasses look like (beautiful is the quick answer), or if you want to show your child how great they’ll look in their glasses.
- Children Patching Photo Gallery – our newest gallery, featuring babies, toddlers, and young kids wearing eye patches. Check it out!
- Books for Kids – a list compiled by Ann W, a children’s librarian, of kids’ books about having glasses, vision issues, or patching. There’s a short list at the end of kids’ books that feature children in glasses, but aren’t specifically about wearing glasses.
- Resources for Parents – if you’re an obsessive researcher, this list of links to other pages with helpful information about children’s vision, glasses, and other topics is a great place to start.
- Collected Wisdom- tips and tricks for dealing with kids and glasses based on the experiences of our contributors and readers.
- Gear – additional things you or your child might like. This includes coloring pages, patching posters, and links to sites that sell things for kids with glasses (mostly t-shirts and other accessories).
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I hope you’ll take the time to read any posts that interest you, and leave your thoughts as comments (even if the post is old). Your comments are essential to this blog and this community. We have all learned a great deal from reading about other people’s experiences.
In some cases, a comment may be copied and made into a blog post if I believe it merits additional discussion – generally this happens when a commenter is asking a question and I believe that it will receive more answers by being its own blog post. In those cases, I will make every attempt to notify the commenter before doing so, and will always credit the commenter.
Comments are open on all posts and pages on this blog. Comment moderation is extremely light, however, I reserve the right to remove or edit comments as appropriate (all edits will be noted) and hateful comments and personal attacks will not be tolerated. I do use a spam filter, and spam is not posted to the blog. If you left a comment that does not appear on the site, it may be temporarily caught in the spam filter. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly (ann @ shinypebble . com) if you have any questions about commenting on Little Four Eyes, or if you believe your comment has been lost.
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We run a few ads on this site through WordPress.com’s WordAds program. We have no control over the ads chosen, which means that we can stay completely neutral to the advertisers. They in no way affect what we do or do not write about.
We also link to Amazon.com using their affiliate program from our books page and when we review books.
We accept no other ads. We do review items on occasion, usually books. We will always make clear what, if anything, we received for the review. In all cases, our reviews reflect the honest opinions of the authors.
All revenue from ads goes to pay for the upkeep of this site.
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The wonderful illustrations on this blog are done by Scott Donaldson, who began wearing glasses at age 5. Please visit his website if you’d like to see more of his work!
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Obligatory Copyright and Disclaimer Information
All written content on Little Four Eyes is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
All photos are copyright of the photographer. Use of these photos is strictly prohibited without express written permission of the owner of the photo. Contact Ann, ann @ shinypebble . com, for more information.
The information provided here is based on our own experiences and the experiences of our readers. It is not meant to provide a medical opinion about your child’s specific case. The problems of every patient are unique and should be addressed by their optometrist or ophthalmologist in a face-to-face conversation.
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