This year, children in and around Loganville who wear glasses will have an opportunity to celebrate with other children all over the world who wear glasses.
Samantha Sehr, the mother of two children who wear glasses, is a volunteer organizer for the Great Glasses Play Day that is planned this year in Loganville. She is hoping to get the word out to other children so that they too can enjoy the play day, which is scheduled for next month.
“This is an event to celebrate kids in glasses! Having two little boys (ages 1 and 3) that both wear glasses, this cause is close to home for me,” Sehr said. “I am very passionate about raising awareness in our community about children’s eye health.”
Sehr said this is the 4th annual event held around the country and internationally, but the first time it will be held in Loganville!
“Children get to be surrounded by lots of other glasses-wearing kids and have fun playing together and parents have an opportunity to connect with each other as well,” Sehr said.
By attending a Great Glasses Play Day event, families and communities show their support for children who wear glasses, contacts, patches or have other vision issues. The event will assist in raising awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment of childhood vision problems. While nearly 1 in 20 preschoolers should wear glasses, only 1 in 100 actually wears them.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 at Gaither Park- 245 Tommy Lee Fuller Road Loganville. Anyone is welcome to attend.
“I hope to have at least a coloring station and a ‘photo booth,’ Sehr said.
She is also seeking donations from local businesses and/or volunteers.
“I would love to add things like face painting, a bounce house, games, storytime, etc,” she said. “This is a non profit event and we have a tax ID number, so gifts are tax deductible.”
If you have a child with glasses and would like to attend, have a skill or games that you can donate to Loganville’s Great Play Day or would like to donate toward the event, you can contact Sehr through the event Facebook page. You also can RSVP at the same link.