One of the most common things I hear from parents whose child has just gotten glasses is that they’re surprised by the intensity of their emotions, and often they feel bad for feeling bad. I know I was filled with worry and was a bit upset, but more than anything felt guilty for feeling upset. So here’s what I want everyone to know: your feelings are your feelings – they aren’t good or bad or weird, they simply are.
I love videos like this that show a baby or young child getting glasses and then reacting to being able to see. That video has been the subject of a whole lot of articles and news stories now, but I wanted to add some of my own thoughts.
I apologize for not posting much recently. There’s been news recently in understanding some of the underlying causes of the increase in myopia, and in the treatment of amblyopia that I […]
A very big thank you to Chad and Taylor for sharing their daughter, Talynn’s, story of her journey through her first year of life, and her diagnosis of Bohring-Opitz Syndrome. You can […]
Need a pick me up? Videos of babies and young kids getting glasses — and seeing — for the first time always make my day. So here’s four great videos of […]
In the Little Four Eyes facebook group, the question of whether glasses fit a child well comes up often, and Melony has become known as one of our experts, based […]
Ever since my book project was funded on Kickstarter (almost exactly a year ago now), I try to keep an eye out (pun intended) for other crowdfunded projects that would […]
Just a bit of sweetness to brighten your day. All of these were posted today in our facebook group, and are posted here with permission.
Current understanding of what infants see. An article written by Lea Hyvarinen and others that reviews the current literature to give a great overview of how infants see and how […]
Today is World Sight Day 2014. World Sight Day is a day of global awareness of vision issues, the call to action for this year is one that’s near to […]
Some glasses are red, Some glasses are blue, I think your glasses look great on you! – excerpt from Glasses, a board book I’m thrilled that Peeps Eyewear and Eye Power Kids […]
Recently, Zoe had an eye appointment and we heard something we’d never heard before: “come back in a year.” A year?!? Zoe has never in her life gone a full […]
There’s a cliche of “looking through your eyes” as a way of trying to see the world as someone else might. It’s usually not meant literally, of course, but it […]
Sometimes you see a photo, and read the explanation and your heart just sinks: “Totally heartbroken – my one-year-old dropped his glasses down the sink and they went through […]
I’ve posted a bit about the children’s book about glasses that I’ve been working on – it’s one that I held a Kickstarter project to raise the funding for. Well I’m […]