Disability of any sort can be difficult to cope with, whether it is your own, a friend or someone in your family. Sharing stories about other people's experiences of disability can make things seem less frightening and easier to handle.
Many children dislike being different to their friends, so being told they have to wear glasses or an eye patch can be very unsettling. Finding out that not everyone sees in the same way can also be confusing. Sharing books about people who have difficulties in seeing may help to answer some of the questions children have about sight and give them confidence to deal with their own situation.