My Child Needs Glasses!

August 15, 2015

So….I’m 20/20. I have perfect vision, I see things that I am not even supposed to see. It’s like I have eyes behind my head (my husband says I’m just “nosy”!).  So, not being able to see isn’t typically on my radar. I have experience with glasses. When my son started having recurring headaches that woke us both up during the night, I became concerned and consulted his Pediatrician. Being the hypochondriac that I am, I thought a lot of things – but never vision!  To the eye doctor we go, based on her recommendation. Now let me paint this picture…my wee child knows his alphabet back and forth and can count and recognize numbers beyond 100. Yet, when asked to call out the letters he saw on the Eye Doctor’s vision board – he was making major mistakes. He was calling the letter “R” and “O”, and worse! I can’t explain how I felt, as Mommy. I know that needing glasses isn’t the worst thing in the world. I know that once he has them, he will thrive. What I was hung up on was – how long was he struggling to see? Why didn’t I recognize this? As mothers we always beat ourselves up, when everyday we are doing our best. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my kids, and I am glad that this was caught before he starts school. Dale will have his glasses in a few weeks and I can’t wait to share the picture. I know I’m partial, but he looks SO cute in them!

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