Little Four Eyes Offers Families with Kids in Glasses a Community for Sharing Tips, Tricks, Stories and Pictures

Children and eyeglasses can either be a match made in heaven, or pure hell, depending on your child’s attitude towardLittle Four Eyes is a Website that Offers Tips, Tricks and Resources for Parents with Children in Glasses his or her eyeglasses.

Some kids love glasses.  For example, we’ve had plenty of kids come into the boutique that put the same amount of attention into choosing their eyewear that they would place on picking out a new pair of basketball shoes or their back-to-school wardrobe. One of them even knew his brands, and had a Prada frame all picked out until mom reminded him that his active lifestyle probably wasn’t the best fit for a fashion frame.

On the other hand, there are those children who despise their glasses and would rather never see the chalk board or TV than wear them. Often, it’s just a matter of finding the right frames for them, but if they’ve had a bad experience with eyeglasses in the past, you’ll have a bit of work to do convincing them to give it another shot.

Regardless of which group your child in glasses falls into, we recently came across a fantastic website for the families and friends of toddlers and children in glasses: www.LittleFourEyes.com

LittleFourEyes was started by blogger Ann Zawistoski, who began the site while getting glasses to correct Special Coloring Books with Thicker Lines for Children who are Undergoing PatchingStrabismus in her 14 month old daughter Zoe.  Ann is just one of nearly a dozen regular contributors to the blog.  Little Four Eyes is geared toward parents with children under five who wear glasses or are about to begin wearing glasses. However, the site has all kinds of great information and resources that can apply to older-children in glasses as well.

What we really love about Little Four Eyes is all of the practical advice being shared by other parents as they learn how to help their children embrace their eyeglasses. There is an entire page of links to external resources and articles about vision care for children, tutorials on understanding the different lens options available, personal stories, information for people who need financial aid to help correct their child’s vision, book reviews and even special coloring books with thicker lines for children who are undergoing patching!

There are also lots of great pictures from members of the site of their toddlers and little ones in some very adorable eyewear.

Browsing the site, we found all kinds of links to resources that even we didn’t know existed around children, eyewear and pediatric vision care.

While we can’t vouch for the accuracy of all of the information on the site (a lot of it is use generated), we can tell you that it’s one of the best overall resources we’ve seen on the web for parents and families with small children in eyeglasses.

Check it out when you get a chance!

Category : Children's Vision Care / Vision Care / Vision Care Tips & Tricks

3 Responses to “Child in Glasses? You Neeed to Discover Little Four Eyes”

Ann Z August 12, 2010

Wow, thank you for such a nice write up about Little Four Eyes. I have learned so much from my readers and co-contributors, it’s absolutely made the site worth it for me.

Dr. Michelle August 14, 2010

You’re very welcome Ann. We love the site. So much great information, links and pictures. It’s clearly a labor of love and we’re fans of any website that helps show that glasses and children can be a match made in heaven. If you’re going to wear them, as I like to say, you better WEAR them with pride!. 😉

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