Avoiding Myopia

There is an epidemic of myopia today. In just the first five years of this century, myopia increased 42% in the U.S. This epidemic affects children almost exclusively, but the best way to prevent myopia is surprisingly simple: sunlight. The articles and studies below further discuss this epidemic and the best way to manage it. […]

Help, I Need Glasses!

If you find yourself suddenly needing glasses, even after a lifetime without them, you’re not alone—in fact, you’re completely normal! Presbyopia, aging eyes, happens to almost everyone starting in their 40s. This leads to difficulty reading small print or threading a needle. It’s most noticeable when trying to read on a phone or examine a […]

“Precious Little Bug Face”

I have a great-grandson with 1P36 Deletion Syndrome. When he was very young his white glasses on his baby face made him look like a little bug. Even with glasses he couldn’t see well. He is four now, and a recent operation fixed his eyes–a great blessing. But I miss that precious little bug face. […]

Humorous Places

My son is 11 years old. When he was 2, he was diagnosed with autism and at the age of 7 he received his first pair of glasses. He was excited and chose a pair he felt made him look like a spy. They had blue frames and made him look very handsome. Given his […]


Glasses are a reminder of loss, a deficiency which we style away. They express our optimism – that despite our inability, we can be made whole; that the mistakes of nature can be remedied, for a small price. We can correct nature with a correction. And what is that price? Something far beyond the cost […]