“Mommy, I can’t read the board well in class.” – I remember saying those words…..and explaining how difficult it was to understand how to spell and understand the math problems that were flashing across the chalk board in my fourth grade class.
It was frustrating and I felt so intimidated by the other children who were doing well on their spelling and math tests – and something just wasn’t working for me.
My Mother, unfortunately thought I wanted to be like my best friend…she had recently received glasses and braces. At the time,that was a ‘right of passage’…but it wasn’t something I wanted, I just wanted to be able to see….
And….after a trip to the eye Dr – well, you know the rest of the story……I’ve been in glasses or contacts for three decades now.
Eyecare is so incredibly important for our children – it’s something so many can take for granted…but, truly no one should! It’s easy to think our children may be desiring to ‘fit in’ with a friend who has a brand new pair of really cute glasses, but the truth is – 1 in 4 children have undetected problems with their vision-I was one of those…..for a little more than a year – it was frustrating….and I don’t want to see any child experience that!
I’m so excited to see that my friend Meghan from J@Monkey and two other prominent bloggers have teamed up with VSP, Transition Optical and Bess the Book Bus to hold the “Eyecare AboutReading” Book Drive competition.
How the Book Drive works:
How to participate:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Urgent Care Centers
Morrow, GA 30260-3312
Attn: Rose Weber
Alpharetta, GA 30022-8247
Attn: Katina Artis
Duluth, GA 30096-5803
2985 George Busbee Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30144-6812
410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 300
Cumming, GA 30041-7407