Here’s a link for all of you parents out there. InfantSEE: A Public Health Program for Infants | Helping Infants to Establish a Lifetime of Healthy Vision is mostly a public awareness issue for most of you, but here’s the point:

There are tons of issues about your kid’s eyesight that can be caught and potentially treated if you take the little one to an eye doctor at an early age (6-12 months).

It could save you and your kid lots of time and money at doctors later in life.

Your pediatrician probably don’t know this, so he/she probably isn’t going to recommend it unless something blatantly obvious is wrong with your kid’s vision. Most folks I know use the pediatrician as the guide to what needs to be done, so this step gets skipped.

So if your kid hasn’t seen an eye doctor yet, now’s the time.

See, that was easy!

Monet Refuses the Operation — Lisel Mueller

When I was in high school, I once wrote a poem about the way the darkness blurs together when I’m without my glasses. I made reference to the problem in Daisy’s Toothache as well. I’ve wondered, with so many of us being blind-as-a-bat, why it’s not mentioned more often, this weakness that we have.

Maybe it’s because the way each of us sees is so personal — nobody can see through my eyes but me. (And even then…)

Lisel Mueller’s Monet Refuses the Operation makes me feel a little less alone in the dark.