I’m Allison Barker, @albark. I have been married to my best friend for twelve years & we have four precious children (Jude 10, Sammy 8, Amos 7, Olive 5). Our oldest two boys are biological, we adopted our third son from Uganda & we adopted our daughter from China. We live in Louisville, Kentucky & we stay quite busy with our full house. We are so happy to be in the process to adopt a little sister from India! I’m honored & excited to share our story with you today.
We joined the “cute accessories for kids” club when our oldest son failed his vision test at his pediatric three-year-old well checkup. We took him to a pediatric ophthalmologist & we began to notice eye crossing. We got him the cheapest/cutest glasses we could find & he had to start wearing a patch on one eye for a couple hours a day. Jude was a champ! A few years after we got Jude set, Sammy also started having eye crossing.
We had a hard time finding affordable, yet cute/hip & quality kids’ glasses! We were paying about $300-$400 a pair for each of the boys. I really didn’t want my kids looking back at their childhood pictures hating their glasses & I think it’s so important for them to feel confident in their glasses. There used to be such a stigma attached to glasses & kids were even bullied for it. I think that time is over because other kids wish they could have these cute boys frames now, although healthy eyes are helpful. Our third son came along & has perfect vision. We took him to his first ophthalmologist appointment & when we left he asked when we were getting his glasses. I had to break the news to him that he had great vision & didn’t need glasses. :)