Wobbly Wednesday: Nystagmus Awareness Day

Wobbly Wednesday: Nystagmus Awareness Day

Originally posted on Little Four Eyes:
Today, Wednesday, November 5 is the second annual “Wobbly Wednesday”, the international Nystagmus Awareness Day. What is nystagmus? Nystagmus is an eye condition that is characterized by rapid, involuntary eye movements.  Those movements can be side-to-side, up and down, or rotary.  Those eye movements may reduce a person’s vision,…

Mr. Rogers and Eye Exams

Fred Rogers would have celebrated his 85th birthday this week. Like the Great Glasses Play Day, Fred celebrated early childhood creativity, self-expression and play. Another important value of his was recognizing that we all have feelings and “when feelings are mentionable they are manageable.” Ann Z wrote the following post this week on her blog … Continue reading

Working to end the stigma of glasses

Working to end the stigma of glasses

I just came across this lovely, and heartbreaking, post from Almost All the Truth, “A Kinder New Year in Glasses.”  She talks about how important it is for all people to be kind to each other and especially not to call names.  It got me thinking about the name calling that so often comes from … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 is World Sight Day

October 11, 2012 is World Sight Day

Today is World Sight Day, a day devoted to raising awareness of blindness and visual impairment as public health issues. The numbers are striking and sad: an estimated 1.4 million children are needlessly blind causes of childhood blindness include glaucoma, cataracts, retinopathy of prematurity, corneal scarring, and refractive errors. in developing countries, 60% of blind … Continue reading