SPECS4US was created and founded in 2004, by Maria Dellapina, a single mother of four with more than 30 years of experience in the optical field. The name SPECS4US stands for Superior Precision Eyewear for Children who are Special.
Maria’s youngest daughter Erin was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth. After several frustrating years of searching for an eyeglass frame that would fit Erin properly, and finding out that nearly 87% of children with Down syndrome will need glasses by the time they enter preschool, Maria decided to combine her passion as a mother, with her knowledge of eyeglasses, and SPECS4US was formed.
Erin’s World, is a frame line designed to accommodate and fit the features of children and adults with Down syndrome, as well as, other individuals with unique facial features. This innovative eyeglass design includes a bridge which is adjusted to properly fit a low nasal bridge and temples (or “arms” of the glasses) which are modified to keep the glasses from constantly slipping down.
The SPECS4US mission is to improve the sight and quality of life for children and adults with Down syndrome and other unique facial features by providing custom frames that fit their unique needs.Erin’s World frames are now available in a variety of sizes and styles. They are available for purchase at eye care professional offices throughout the United States and in 28 different countries.
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