I was reading the June/July 2014 issue of Working Mother magazine and came across an article on Maria Deppapina, founder of Specs4Us, glasses designed especially for those with Down Syndrome. Because their faces are shaped differently, traditional styles of glasses can be very uncomfortable as well as not provide proper eyesight correction. According to the article, "87 percent of kids with Down's need glasses."
Dellapina, the mother of a teenage girl with Down's, "designed frames with a lower bridge and temples, wider end pieces to compensate for wider faces and shorter ear pieces that don't hang back over the ears." After losing her job because she needed medical time off to care for her daughter, Dellapina decided to start a company to create these glasses.
For more information, please visit http://specs4us.com/ and please help spread the word. As someone who has worn thick glasses most of my life, I can testify to how important it is to be able to see correctly through them and have them be comfortable. This could really make a difference in a child's life.