Kids in glasses and books go together like, um, eye exams and stickers? (I can’t be the only one whose daughter can’t wait to get the stickers at the end of the eye exams, right?). For a kids with poor vision, glasses are essential for reading. Even in kids who are too young to read, good vision is closely associated with pre-literacy skills (Hyperopia and emergent literacy of young children, 2007; Ametropia, Preschoolers’ Cognitive Abilities, and Effects of Spectacle Correction, 2008)
But books also help our kids to feel better about their glasses. Books can introduce our kids to other characters like them who wear glasses, they can give our kids the words to express why they wear their glasses and tools to deal with questions and comments they get about their vision.
We’ve written about some of the books we like, but we want to hear from you. What’s your favorite children’s book about getting glasses? How about your child? Was there a book that really helped them in the beginning when they first got their glasses?