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

Valentin Haüy and Louis Braille: Enabling Education for the Blind

People with blindness have been historically disenfranchised by society because of the perception that they were incapable of learning or possessing cognitive abilities. The ideas of three philosophers— René Descartes, John Locke and Denis Diderot—planted the seeds for the desire to educate people who are blind and, most importantly, accept them into society.

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.

WORLD SIGHT DAY 2016

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).