Longtime readers will know that my friend Ann is amazing. As the founder of Little Four Eyes, and co-founder of Great Glasses Play Day, Ann is very passionate about children with glasses and is very savvy online. I am thrilled to share with you her next big project - the Kickstarter campaign for Glasses! A board book for young ones in glasses. "Glasses!" features pictures of children wearing glasses and rhyming text and is adorable!
As you can read on the Kickstarter page, this project begin as as simple poem about her daughter Zoe's glasses:
Some glasses are red,
Some glasses are blue.
I think your glasses look great on you!
And while this evolved into a very cool board-book project that is on its way to being funded, Ann explains that it primarily is a vehicle for education andinspiration:
While bringing this book to reality is my main goal, I want to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues, and to help those facing early vision problems to know that they're not alone. While babies and toddlers in glasses are not common, according some studies, 1 in 20 preschoolers should wear glasses.
I also hope that this project encourages others to explore writing children's books, particularly for kids facing less common situations. I especially hope this will encourage even more books about vision issues for very young children.
I am very supportive of Ann and her effort I have personally pledged $150 toward the project. She has donation levels that start at $1, so you have any interest in glasses OR kids OR books, I strongly encourage you to visit the page and donate! My kids don't wear glasses (yet) but they LOVE books and will be very happy to see this one. And of course, we will need at least one copy for the waiting room! :)
It just shows you how much difference we can make when we are passionate and focused! Go Ann!!
By Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
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