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Cool, hip shirts that make wearing glasses, contacts, or patching fun for kids+adults. Created by a mother of one of those kids.

***ADULT SHIRTS ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADULT SHIRT PLEDGE LEVELS. ($22 early backers, $26 and $40 parent special) If you want to add an adult shirt to a different pledge level, contact us with questions.****

OUR STORY AND INSPIRATION

Our son Scott is the inspiration behind this project.

Scott was born with a congenital cataract in his left eye and at 4 weeks old had cataract surgery. Until he is old enough for a lens implant he will wear a contact lens and glasses! We also patch his good eye 6 hours a day to help maintain good vision in his cataract eye. 

This little man is amazing! He puts up with so much. Just imagine trying to put a contact into a one year old's eye. It is not easy but because of the help from some awesome doctors he is developing great vision! YAY!

To read more about Scott's story visit his blog Here.

Through groups like little four eyes and other support groups we have been able to meet others who's children wear glasses. This has been amazing and so much help!

Having an infant in glasses is not always easy. Dealing with contact fit and glasses prescriptions, and eye appointment after eye appointment is just the beginning. People always stare and have a lot of questions. I don't mind the questions and explaining to people that many young children need glasses but that is where the idea of this project began. 

I want Scott and all those other kids out there in glasses/contacts and patches to grow up feeling cool! I want them to be proud of their glasses because glasses are AWESOME!  I want kids who don't wear glasses to wish they did. As someone who started wearing glasses at a young age I understand what it is like and I want that to change! 

Each week that this project is going we will be spotlighting a few kids from around the world and their stories for better vision. Visit here to Read their stories at http://eyepowerkidswear.com.

OUR FIRST LINE OF SHIRTS

I am a graphic designer and it wasn't long till I had a ton of ideas floating around in my head for shirts for my son. Im always thinking about new things to do. I started sketching and came up with more t-shirt ideas than I could count. Thats where kickstarter comes in. We want to print a few of my shirt designs for all of you. 

I wish we could print all of our shirt designs but because of large start up cost we are only offering 5 designs at this time. We started up a facebook page and allowed people to vote on a few of the designs and now we are ready to offer them to YOU! Im hoping that in the future we can offer even more! 

Here are the shirts:

YES MY GLASSES ARE REAL: Anyone who has had a child in glasses can understand this shirt. You cannot leave the house without being asked if the glasses are real or just toys!

These two were both born with a congenital cataract.
These two were both born with a congenital cataract.

ROBOT IN GLASSES: Any kid would love this little robot, even if they don't wear glasses! The robot will be printed in white on any of the color shirts listed below.

FRIENDLY MONSTER: This little guy is really rocking his glasses. 

WILL PATCH FOR CAKE: Many kids have to patch their good eye to help strengthen their weaker eye. My son has been patching 6 hours a day for almost his entire life. That is a LOT of patching! Patching can be a HUGE struggle and sometimes the only way to get through it is with a little bribery. Thats where this shirt started. Everyone loves cupcakes, and I guess it helps that I am also a cake decorator! 

MY GLASSES GIVE ME SUPER POWERS: The entire point of this project is to make glasses and patching fun and cool. So how about me make our kids feel like super heroes! 

This shirt will be available in 4 colors: 

CAPE ADD ON: The super hero shirt also has the option to "add on" a cape. The cape will be printed with the glasses super hero logo and will be attached with soft velcro so that it can be removed if needed. If you would like to add on a cape to any of the orders add an extra $10 per cape. Capes will come in Small (6-12month), Medium (18month to 3T) and Large (4T-7T).  All capes will be black with yellow glasses logo to match the front design and will look awesome with all four shirt colors!

OUR SHIRTS: Will be screen printed by a local company with our designs on Rabbit Skins Infant and Toddler t-shirts. Shirts are 100% cotton Jersey. 

NEW PLEDGE LEVELS FOR ADULT SHIRTS

Our adult shirts for those who are kids at heart. Due to popular demand we will now be offering adult shirts in "Yes my glasses are real" and "Robot" designs will be offered in the colors listed below. Adult shirts are only offered in the adult pledge levels. 

***ADULT SHIRTS ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADULT SHIRT PLEDGE LEVELS. ($22 early backers, $26 and $40 parent special) If you want to add an adult shirt to a different pledge level, contact us with questions.****

***UPDATE: 6/7/13***

We will now also be offering the "My Glasses Give Me Super Powers " in Adult sizes. Many of you have asked about having an adult shirt so that you can wear it with your kids and play super hero! I know many of you are also still kids at heart and would just like to feel the super powers your glasses give you. Either way you can also now order an Adult super hero shirt! :) Come on, you know you want to play with your kids. You may also ADD ON an Adult cape for $12 to any order.

The adult super hero shirts do come in similar colors as the kids, but may not match the kid's shirts perfectly. Red, Blue, Hot Pink and Lavender.

OUR STICKERS

What kid doesn't love stickers?! Here is what our 2" stickers look like, we will include some with each order. 

*** UPDATE- A GIFT FOR OUR BACKERS***

5/25/13

We are excited to announce a gift! We have been so lucky to have so much support and help from all of you, we want to give all of *you* our backers a present... Free Ficklets! YAY!

We have teamed up with Ficklets and they will be donating Ficklet charms to give to everyone who pledges at one of our children's shirt levels. THANK YOU SO MUCH FICKLETS! Visit their site at www.ficklets.com to learn more. One set will be sent out to each pledger and It will be a surprise which one you will get! Feel free to visit Ficklets facebook page and thank them! 

STRETCH GOALS

Now that we reached our goal we can offer more! Thank you everyone who helped us! We will now be offering some awesome stretch goals, check them out below.

NEW STICKERS AT $3,500: We ran right past our $3,500 stretch goal. We will be able to include 5 free stickers in a NEW design to each backer!  Click to vote on your favorite design. 

NEVER GIVE UP SHIRT AT $4,000: We reached our second stretch goal! We will now be able to offer everyone our infant/toddler “never give up” patching shirt! Anyone who has ever had to patch a child can understand how difficult it is. I know some days I need to be told never to give up, and that what I am doing will help my son have better vision. Its hard, and I mean REALLY hard some days! 

Now you can look at your little one patching in this shirt and remember you are doing the absolute best you can for your child's vision. NEVER GIVE UP! 

CHILDREN'S YOUTH SHIRT SIZE $4,500: we will be able to offer Youth children's Size XS, S, M, L and XL Shirts in "my glasses give me super powers! These will also be offered in blue, red, pink and lavender. I will post sizing if we reach this goal, their will be a unisex and girls shirt style available in these sizes!

OTHER STRETCH GOALS: We are working on other designs and stretch goals that we would love to offer everyone. We want to give you guys what you guys want so if you have any other ideas let us know. 

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO

The money will be going to help us print Eye Power shirts and create a small inventory for us to put up on our site so that everyone can feel like a super hero. 

PLEASE BE ADVISED

Images here are mockups and the final products may vary from the mock ups in color tone, graphic size/positioning, etc.

DIDN'T SEE WHERE TO ORDER?: If you didn't see where to tell us the color, shirt sizes and designs thats because we will be sending out a survey after our project ends to collect all that information from you. Look for an email from us in your inbox! 

THANKS FOR VISITING OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE!

To receive some awesome rewards Please click “Back This Project” button on the right!

Special thanks to Mahonri Gibson for the Video and Jennifer Harris from Jenny Brooke Photography for some of the photos!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

This project is pretty straightforward. You order the shirts and we print them and ship them to you. The only potential challenge here is a larger order than we expected slowing things down. In that case everyone still gets their shirts it may just take a little longer.

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