I made up a BINGO card, with each square being a common experience for parents of young children in glasses. Do you have a bingo (5 in a row, up and down, across, diagonal, or all four corners)? What other experiences should I have added?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Grady Gets Glasses” is a new picture book written by Dede Rittman. Rittman was a 10th grade English teacher for many years, she also wore glasses as a young child. […]
Happy 2016!!! Here’s a few wishes I have for all of you in the coming year… May your child’s eye doctor work well with your child and explain everything to […]
Today is Thanksgiving in the US, and so I find myself giving thanks for so many things. In particular: For colorful glasses For lenses that can correct vision For opticians that […]
I’m giving away 10 copies of the “Glasses” book in honor of the two year anniversary of my Kickstarter to fund its creation.
…you find this in their kindergarten notebook. (Thanks to Cheryl for sharing!)
The theme for this year’s World Sight Day is Eye Care for All. Regular readers of this site know that eye care is so, so important for diagnosing and treating vision issues, and that getting children the best vision possible is essential. 80% of visual impairment world wide could be prevented or cured with eye care. An estimated 19 million children are visually impaired. Of these, 12 million children are visually impaired due to refractive errors, a condition that could be easily diagnosed and corrected (from the World Health Organization)