- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 19, 2000

Books for children

"Glasses: Who Needs 'Em" by Lane Smith, Puffin Books, 1995. A boy insists he does not need glasses. A doctor proves he does by showing him how the pictures in this book are out of focus.
"Glasses for D.W.," by Marc Brown, Random House 1996. Preschoolers will enjoy this tale of Arthur's little sister's desire to wear glasses like her brother.

Books for adults

"Help Your Child to Perfect Eyesight Without Glasses," by Janet Goodrich, Celestial Arts, 1999. This book has a variety of information on children and eye problems, from daily eye-strengthening exercises to advice on dealing with doctors.


American Optometric Association, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63141. Phone: 314/991-4100. Web site: www.aoanet.org. This professional association has many tip sheets on eye exams, signs of eye problems in children and shopping for glasses.

On line

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.eyenet.org) has consumer medical information that can further explain a diagnosis.

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