Thank you, Little Fire Press, for bringing Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! and its message of preventative childhood eye care to our parent community. Fraydo represents the majority of children who are not even aware that their vision is compromised. These kids do not complain. Often the only clue is that they can’t catch a ball or are struggling with reading. Then one day, if they are lucky, they find their way to a pediatric eye doctor. The vision problems are addressed and, for the first time in their lives, their eyes can see accurately, work comfortably, and move efficiently. Young eyes develop rapidly. A child without any risk factors should be first examined between 6 and 12 months of age, around age 3, before first grade, and every two years afterward unless a vision problem has been detected.
— Dr. Jeremy Shumaker, OD
Pediatric and Developmental Optometrist
Clinical Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Optometry