Happier Holidays for Children with Vision Loss

Children with vision loss, mental health issues or developmental and physical challenges such as autism, sensory issues, depression and anxiety may need extra help managing the festivities of the season. They also do not all experience the holidays the same way.

Planning a Museum Trip – Tips for Parents of Children with Vision Loss

Visiting a museum with a child who is blind or has low vision may seem like a tough thing to do, but just like many parenting tasks, if you break things down and prepare ahead, the seemingly ominous project may not be so tough after all.

Protect Your Child’s Eyes

Watch Video Children’s Sensitivity to Sunlight People receive 80% of their lifetime exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays before they reach the age of 18. The lens of a child’s eye

Why do We Patch?

by Dr. Laura Sperazza, Director of Low Vision Services, Lighthouse Guild As parents it is important that we are aware of the many warning signs associated with vision impairment in

My New Student is Blind. What Do I Need to Know?

by Linda L. Gerra, Ed.D., Director, Children’s Vision Programs, Lighthouse Guild You’re a school administrator/principal. You have a new student who is blind. What do you need to know? You

Air Travel: Can I really do this with my child?

Air travel is often the most convenient way to traverse long distances—to a theme park, to visit family on the other side of the country or to take a long

Concept Development in Infants and Toddlers

“The formation of concepts in infants and toddlers usually occurs naturally through play and an interest in their environment,” says Linda Gerra, EdD, Director of Children’s Vision Programs at Lighthouse

Meeting the Needs of Children with Vision Loss

Linda Gerra, EdD, Director of Children’s Vision Programs at Lighthouse Guild, is an expert on working with children with blindness or visual impairment and the effect of visual impairment on early motor development.


According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, about 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Preventable causes are as high as 80% of the total global visual impairment burden.

Eye Health for Children: Back-to-School Pointers for Families

Vision screenings and eye exams are critical to early detection of problems like amblyopia, or lazy eye, the most common cause of visual impairment among young children, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI).