Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Seeing Clearly

Look what Reese got!!!

During a recent follow up with the wonderful Dr. Lall-trail, we discovered that Reese had developed a stigmatism in both of her eyes. Me, not having any knowledge of what that meant (no one in my family wears glasses) asked the Dr, is that something she will out grow (thinking that it's no big deal)? He said, possibly, but in the mean time she will need glasses. I was shocked and said,  "Excuse me? Like glasses she will have to wear daily?"  I'm not sure why I took the news so hard. It's not the end of the world and we know some pretty darn cute kids that wear glasses at a young age. I think I just wasn't prepared and felt like this was yet another new challenge that we would need to face. I just know my girl and how stubborn she can be. I mean, how to you keep glasses on a 3 year old???? The dr's response, "Once she realizes she can see better she will prefer them." I just looked at him and said, "Okay, we'll try it out but I'm not sure this glasses thing is going to work!" 

We are trying to get use to them and she isn't always thrilled to be wearing them, but I think in time, she will appreciate that she is able to see things more clearly. Thankfully they make rubber frames for little hands that like to destroy everything. We also got to pick out a color. We went for a peach/nude color to blend with her hair and skin color. I think she looks adorable. 

I find when I'm able to distract her with her favorite TV show or an activity, she will wear them for a while. However, as soon as I turn my back, they are off and flung across the room quickly. I hope her teacher at school is having more luck than me. 

I would LOVE some advice from other parents on ways in which you were able to get your children to wear their glasses. This is all new to me. I had to have them give me detailed instructions on how to clean the lenses properly. I feel lost in this area. 

1 comment:

  1. She looks SO CUTE!!! What a doll. I have astigmatism in both eyes. I am sure the dr. explained what the means to you guys. I am sure time will help with the glasses wearing.It used to be that if you had astigmatism that you would always have to wear glass or the contacts were super expensive. Now they are about the same as regular contacts. I am sure time will help with her wearing them.