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.
This question comes from Andrea. Her 2.5 year old daughter just started wearing a patch. She’s looking for suggestions of where to find a doll with an eye patch.
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 […]
Two quick things: The Great Glasses Play Day The 2015 Great Glasses Play Day is the first weekend in May — that’s coming up soon! We have over two dozen […]
This winter, we hit Zoe’s 7 year glassesversary. In some ways, it seems like only yesterday I was trying desperately to get my young toddler to leave her glasses on, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Many, many thanks to Laura from Oakland Avenue Blog for writing about her experiences with her son getting glasses, and their choice to get a second opinion. I’ve always recommended […]
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 […]
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 […]
Is there anyone out there with a child diagnosed with CHED (Congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy), either recessive or dominant? Another parent is really hoping to connect others facing the […]