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The following books and resources may help prepare your preschool child for their first vision examination, the need for eyeglasses or to wear a patch for amblyopia.

They are primarily written for older preschoolers or school-aged children.


The Eye Patch Club sponsored by Prevent Blindness America 

Arthur’s Eyes by Marc Brown

I Need Glasses: My Visit to the Optometrist by Virginia Dooley

Rugrats: Chuckie Visits the Eye Doctor by Luke David and Barry Goldberg

I Absolutely Must Have Glasses by Lauren Child

Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles by Jane O’Connor

Arlo Needs Glasses by Barney Saltzberg

Magenta Gets Glasses! By Deborah Reber

The Princess Who Wore Glasses by Laura Hertzfeld Katz

All Children Have Different Eyes: Learn to Play and Make Friends....Starring Tommy with Nystagmus (wobbly eyes) and Wendy with Strabismus (crossed eyes) by Edie Glaser and Maria Burgio