Like many parents of children with Down syndrome, Maria Dellapina had trouble finding eyeglass frames that would properly fit her daughter. Unlike many of those parents, she's an optician and could do something about it. Dellapina designs and sells frames made to accommodate the special needs of children with DS.
Her Specs For Us site offers this description of the "Erin's World" frame line: "Unlike other frames, the bridge is adjusted to fit on their smaller noses and the temples (some people call them arms) are designed to help keep the glasses from constantly slipping." On the site, you can view the different styles and colors and order them; read a FAQ about what makes them special and how to get them filled with your child's perscription; and see before-and-after photos of kids who no longer have to strain to peer through specs that slide down their noses.Logo courtesy of Specs For Us