we called the Pediatric Ophthalmologist on our own and requested an appointment without a referral. They fit us in the next Monday, and immediately knew something was not right in plain sight.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Distraction can be key to successful introduction to glasses as well as patching. A huge thanks to Shannon for putting together a fantastic list of activities that are a fun […]
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.
I love videos like this that show a baby or young child getting glasses and then reacting to being able to see. That video has been the subject of a whole lot of articles and news stories now, but I wanted to add some of my own thoughts.
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 […]
A very big thank you to Chad and Taylor for sharing their daughter, Talynn’s, story of her journey through her first year of life, and her diagnosis of Bohring-Opitz Syndrome. You can […]
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 For Little 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 […]