It’s time to play every parent of a child in glasses’ favorite game! This cute little stinker has decided to play a game of hide and seek with his glasses. […]
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.
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’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 […]
My rebuttal against the claim that princesses don’t wear glasses. A collection of books and links and photos that prove that some princesses are spectacular in their spectacles!
My 2 year old son had been diagnosed with Brown Syndrome. I was wondering if you know anyone in the same boat/that has dealt with it before you can put me in touch with?
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.
This question comes from Andrea. Her 2.5 year old daughter just started wearing a patch. She’s looking for suggestions of where to find a doll with an eye patch.
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 […]