I want to share my journey as a parent to any new parents in this group. I was devastated at first when I heard that our beautiful little firecracker needed glasses when she was a little over two. Hearing that she is severely farsighted (hyperopic) was a tough blow – surprisingly tough – even though she did not suffer and the fix was easy. I researched the issue like crazy, obsessed over the diagnosis and worried about what her future entailed as a bespectacled little lady. I need not have worried.
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.
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.
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 honor of Wobbly Wednesday, I am very pleased that Laura has offered to share her and her son Samuel’s story of congenital nystagmus. – Ann From Samuel’s very first […]
Many, many thanks to Laura from Oakland Avenue Blog for writing about her experiences with her son getting glasses, and their choice to get a second opinion. I’ve always recommended […]
I saw this video and just had to share it (with the permission of the parents, of course!). The baby is 6 months old and has just gotten his first […]
The Little Four Eyes facebook group gets quite a few parents who have just learned that their child will need glasses. Many come to the group with the same question: […]
I was recently invited to write a guest post for What to Expect‘s “Word of Mom” blog, and in a move surprising no one, I decided to write about having […]
Maybe your child failed a vision screening at the pediatrician’s visit and you were given a referral, or maybe you’ve noticed that there seems to be something off about the […]
Vicky, who runs the facebook group, Kids in Specs UK, has a short survey about support for UK families when they learn their child needs glasses. It is completely confidential. […]
I got an email from Molly who had a lot of questions about learning that your child needs glasses. I thought I’d turn to you for some answers. I think […]