Below are resources for parents or care givers of young children who need glasses.
Little Four Eyes - written and maintained by Ann Zawistoski, librarian and author of "Glasses." The site is a community for families with young children with eye glasses, eye patches, contacts, and other vision issues. There is a photo gallery, lists of resources and books, along with stories, and tips for parents.
- A Child’s Eyes: Children and Glasses - a fantastic page written by a Master-certified optician who specializes in fitting and dispensing children’s glasses. This page has links to tips on getting children to wear glasses, explanations of the types of frames and types of lenses, and information on how to know if your child’s glasses fit correctly.
- Children’s Vision: What Parents Need to Know – a collection of information from All About Vision that covers a whole range of topics on children’s vision. All About Vision is owned by Access Media Group and the pages are written by journalists with experience in eye care. Health related articles are approved by one or more eye doctors on their Advisory Board.
- Your Baby’s Eyes – an overview of vision in infants, how vision is tested and assessed, and common problems. From the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.
- Common Eye Problems in Children - from the Prevent Blindness America website. Brief explanations of some of the more common vision problems for children.
- Glossary of parts of glasses – all the terms for glasses parts (including lenses).
- Glossary of eye and vision conditions – from the American Optometric Association. It has short, easy to read definitions, and many terms have links to longer explanations.
- WonderBaby - a wonderful site for parents of children with visual impairments or multiple disabilities. Funded by the Perkins School for the Blind. Full of articles and links to more resources.
- Eye Power Kid's Wear - this is a great company that makes shirts and other fun accessories for young children in glasses, contacts, and eye patches.