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.
This question for the Little Four Eyes community comes from Jim. He’s looking for thoughts or recommendations on a robust glasses frame for a child. His 8 year has a tendency to express anger destructively, most recently turning his glasses in to a four piece set.
Becca posted this in the Little Four Eyes facebook group, and it made me laugh, so I had to share (with her permission). I love the logic of 4 year […]
Huge thanks to Tarsha for sharing this lovely letter that she wrote to her youngest son. He has albinism, is legally blind with esotropia and nystagmus. As she said, “Sometimes […]
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 […]
This winter, we hit Zoe’s 7 year glassesversary. In some ways, it seems like only yesterday I was trying desperately to get my young toddler to leave her glasses on, […]
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 […]
Ever since my book project was funded on Kickstarter (almost exactly a year ago now), I try to keep an eye out (pun intended) for other crowdfunded projects that would […]
Today is World Sight Day 2014. World Sight Day is a day of global awareness of vision issues, the call to action for this year is one that’s near to […]
Huge thanks to Melissa for sending in this post, which covers one of my favorite topics: self-portraits of kids in glasses. It ran originally on her blog, A Boy, His […]
Recently, Zoe had an eye appointment and we heard something we’d never heard before: “come back in a year.” A year?!? Zoe has never in her life gone a full […]
There’s a cliche of “looking through your eyes” as a way of trying to see the world as someone else might. It’s usually not meant literally, of course, but it […]
Is there anyone out there with a child diagnosed with CHED (Congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy), either recessive or dominant? Another parent is really hoping to connect others facing the […]
There were some posts in the facebook group recently of pictures that kids had drawn with them in glasses. They were all just too cute. With parents’ permission, I thought […]
It’s again time for the annual Children’s Eye Foundation photo contest for their calendar. The Children’s Eye Foundation is the foundation of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). […]