It’s the start of the new year, and a time to reflect and make changes. In that spirit, I have decided to change the name of this site (and the […]
Hello! For readers in the U.S., I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a happy weekend to all! I am so thankful for this community and for all the […]
Wondering about viewing the eclipse with your child in glasses? Read on…
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?
I loved this idea that was shared by Lisa – it combines some of my favorite things: books, libraries, and kids telling their own story.
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 […]