Today is the 7 year birthday of the Little Four Eyes blog. I started it about 3 1/2 months into Zoe’s journey with glasses. By that point, we’d already gotten through convincing her to wear them semi-reliably, and she’d already had her first prescription change. I thought maybe I could help others by sharing what we’d learned, but mostly I just had a whole lot of questions — like, how on earth do you deal with a toddler throwing a tantrum when she’s wearing breakable equipment on her face? (She was 17 months then, and we were just learning the joys of tantrums.) And how do you deal with other toddlers who are curious about your child’s glasses?
I’m a bit in awe of what this site has become in the past 7 years: over 670 posts, nearly 6,000 comments, over 200 photos in the galleries, plus a really active facebook group. I have learned so much from all of you, including ideas for dealing with tantrums, and I want to thank you for sharing and reading and being part of this.
Top 7 Posts
(based on number of thumbs up votes and number of shares) One of my favorite things about this list is that more than half of the posts are by people other than me. I am proud that this site has given a voice to so many different people with different stories and experiences:
- Understanding your child’s glasses prescription
- When you’ve just found out your young child needs glasses
- Patching a toddler (by Melissa Glover)
- Your stories – Cortical Vision Impairment (by Tobi)
- Vision therapy for toddlers … an exercise in patience (by Amber)
- Your stories – “I once was blind, but now I see” (by Crystal)
- Things to say (and not say) to young kids in glasses
7 book giveaway
Update: Congratulations to the winners of the giveaway: Kenner82, Kogden97, Kelly K, Sarah Jane Mastenbrook, Leslie McMordie, Christine, and Erin! You should receive an email from me, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you don’t.
And in celebration, I’m giving away 7 copies of my Glasses book, which was inspired by feedback I got for the photo galleries on this site. Comment with one thing you’d tell a parent who’s just learned their child needs glasses. I’ll choose 7 winners at random on March 22nd!