Last weekend was the Great Glasses Play Day and the week leading up to it was Children’s Book Week. So in honor of both celebrations, I held a contest on […]
Today, April 6, is Bohring-Opitz Syndrome Awareness Day. Bohring-Opitz Syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome, with myopia being one of the common features of the syndrome. You can read more […]
Many, many thanks to Reena for sharing this story about her son’s year of patching. — Ann Z On April 5th, 2016, I touched my first patch. I picked my […]
Today, February 28 is Rare Disease Day. This is a day to raise awareness around rare diseases and the need for research. With only 5% of rare diseases having a cure, […]
Yep, even superheroes wear glasses!
If you have a young child and you’re wondering if they may have a vision issue — go, get them checked out now. Vision issues are notoriously hard for parents or pediatricians to catch in young kids without a full vision exam. As it turns out, a pediatric vision exam is a pretty easy, non-invasive way to either get peace of mind or, if your child does have a vision problem, get moving on treatment.
Zoe’s 9 year anniversary of getting her first glasses was at the end of December. Her Glassesversary, as I like to call it. At this point, she’s had glasses for […]
I just love this new post by children’s optician, Danielle Crull from A Child’s Eyes. She walks through the possible frame count for a young child as she learns more […]
I’ve put together a printable guide (as a pdf) with some of the information and advice that’s been published in some of our posts here about fit, warranties, and lens options. In […]
One of the common questions we see is what options are available for thinner lenses. I’m going to be up front that the answer is complex. A good optician is […]
Children who need glasses, need glasses that fit. Unfortunately, we see more than a few young children in the facebook group with glasses that are completely inappropriately sized for them. […]
The 5th annual Great Glasses Play Day is almost here. It’s a day to celebrate kids in glasses, eye patches, and contacts; a time to raise awareness of the importance […]
Sometimes you do what you need to do to help the ballerinas in your book see: Four year old “P” was given a ballerina-themed activity book. She decided to make […]
This is for all those parents out there who wonder what their child sees. I absolutely adore this picture drawn by Allison R. She’s eight and has been in glasses since […]
Check out these two great ways to celebrate our children and children’s vision this spring: #IPatch : An online patching party during the whole month of March! This month, join the […]