Disclaimer: The Ohio Amblyope Registry does not endorse or recommend any particular storybook or materials. We are simply providing this information to help parents of children with lazy eye find resources which might help their child.
Amazing Amber and Her Lazy Laser Eye
Amazing Amber is a superhero who uses her laser eyes to save her friends from Pie-throwing Pete. But when Pie-throwing Pete invents a new pie-throwing machine, Amazing Amber discovers that she has a lazy laser eye. Can Doctor Teddy and her Eye Patch help her save the day once again?
Avery Takes the Stage
When Avery's favorite celebrity singer, Blaize, comes to town, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet her hero. But when things don't go as planned, it will take kindness and understanding to make the show a success.
Cooper's Mighty Eye: A Story About Patching
An eye patch doesn’t mean an injury or a side job as a pirate, but rather a way for the eye to gain some serious strength. This book can be used by parents, teachers, and medical professionals to explain the importance of patching.
Jacob's Eye Patch
Jacob is in a hurry—a really big hurry—to get to the store to buy a special toy. There's only one left, and if he doesn't get to it soon, he'll never forgive his mom and dad for making him late. Strangers often stop Jacob's parents on the street to ask about him. See, Jacob is unusual: He has an eye patch. Jacob knows people like to ask questions, but do they have to ask right now? Everyone has something different! What's your something?
My Travelin' Eye
Jenny Sue's eyes are not the same as other people's eyes. Her right eye looks in one direction, while her left eye sometimes wanders. Jenny Sue has a travelin', lazy eye. Although it makes her different, it also helps her see the world in a special way.
Here is a charming story about one very inspiring little girl who overcomes her disability and offers inspiration to others. What could have been a saccharine and didactic message book about accepting differences is, instead, a lovely and surprising story that will certainly be enjoyed as a read-aloud. Becca's doctor discovers that she's got a lazy eye and needs a patch and glasses to strengthen her eyesight. The five-year-old is worried that the other students will think she looks stupid so, to boost her confidence, her older brother lends her his favorite pirate costume to go with her purple glasses and bright pink patch (this girl is clearly partial to pink). The bold hues in the cartoonlike watercolors reinforce Becca's and her classmates energy. The students are fascinated as she plays Becca the Ballerina Pirate, Private Eye, and One-Eyed Monster before admitting the real reason for her patch. The illustrations dance off the pages, and Becca's exuberance shines through.
The Pirate of Kindergarten
Doubles are good for lots of things—double scoops of ice cream, double features at the movies. But double vision is NOT a good kind of double. In fact, it can make kindergarten kind of hard. Ginny sees double chairs at reading circle and double words in her books. She knows that only half of what she sees is real, but which half? The solution to her problem is wondrously simple: an eye patch! Ginny becomes the pirate of kindergarten. With the help of her pirate patch, Ginny can read, run, and even snip her scissors with double the speed! Vibrant illustrations from Lynne Avril capture the realities of what Ginny sees both before and after.