A Book to Build Glasses-Positivity
See Well To Learn Well is a non profit that provides free vision screening, eye exams, and glasses to low-income preschoolers in the Bay Area.
One of the main obstacles we faced was getting the kids to keep on wearing their new glasses.
They would recommend parents to read glasses-positive books to their children, but it was difficult to find
preschool level books that were glasses-positive and culturally sensitive to SWTL's demographic.
In the end, the solution was simple: We've got to make a book.
We created a digital book, but Prevent Blindness serves a population that does not always have access to computers. We needed to print the book, but with no budget, how?
We brought 100 of these beautiful babies into the world. They'll be provided to families, classrooms, and libraries around the Bay Area!
¡hola, ni hao!
Jayden Can See is now being translated into Spanish and Chinese for See Well To Learn's non-English speaking families.
Moral of The Story
Never doubt your ability to bring an idea to life. I consider myself a small potato, but hey, I got a couple friends to make this project happen with me, and in the end, we made an impact on other people's lives. We're pretty happy about that.
Thank you Connie Chweh & Jessica Alegria (Parent Educator at Prevent Blindness) for writing this magical story.
Special shoutout to Emilia Schmidt (Layout)
And family & friends, thank you so much for your support and generosity!