Picture of the day: This guy just turned two and has only had glasses for about five months. As you can see we have lizards in our yard….. While he was playing in the pool today he saw a lizard on the wall across the yard and asked for his ‘gosses’ to see the ‘izard’!!!
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.