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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another One Bites the Dust

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I suppose it was inevitable that any children The Maestro and I had together would eventually need corrective eye wear.  Bria made it to just over the age of five without needing it, and now I'd say she is almost as blind as I am.  I had high hopes for Chloe because she's never seemed to have an issue reading things at a distance like Bria did.

Well, here she is at the age of 8, and she has officially been given her first pair of glasses.  She'd been having headaches at school for a while and when they started being full-blown migraines in the matter of a few weeks, I figured we'd best get her eyes tested to rule that out before we panicked.  And, as it turns out, the headaches were definitely vision related.

Only, it wasn't what I thought.  This child, daughter of two very myopic parents, is FAR-sighted.  Not horribly, but reading and drawing were making her head hurt.  The eye doctor didn't even want to put her in glasses until we could really verify that the headaches were indeed coming after doing "close-work."

Long story short, the headaches continued, we ordered the glasses, she got them today.  She only needs to wear them for reading, but she is loving them so much that she hasn't taken them off since we left the eye doctor's office.  They are purple, after all.  And how could purple glasses be anything but happy? 

They are also really good for doing duck impressions.


Just Ducky
Bet you're jealous.

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13 comments :

  1. I LOVE them on her!!! She looks so adorable. Your dad has those far-sighted eyes. YOu should see us in church with the Hymnbook. Well, now we both want one. LOL!!

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  2. She's adorable! And who wouldn't want to leave purple frames on?

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  3. Eye-wear has come so far from the days of our Sally Jesse Raphel nightmare glasses!

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  4. She IS adorable. She pulls it off well. :)

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  5. I may have to get me some of those :) darling..

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  6. She looks so cute in her glasses!

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  7. They're so stylish! The Tailor's far-sighted, too, and I'm jealous that he doesn't have to wear his all the time! I'm totally dependent on my specs—but thankfully, there are so many more snazzy options for glasses now than there were in the mid-90s (cringe) when I first started wearing them. Glad you figured out what was going on with Chloe's headaches.

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  8. 4 of the six of us have glasses and David is our ONE far-sighted kid (got glasses before he turned 2). She looks super cute! I know a mother never loves for their kids to have to wear glasses, but at least she DOES look great in them. And doesn't have to wear them all the time, like, for example, on family walks to the lake (?) where they might fall off and into a grate.

    And I am delighted that you switched to showing the full post in Reader!! Delighted.

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  9. I was about her age when I got my first pair of glasses. I loved them for about a minute...then I avoided them for about five more years till I was too blind to do anything without them! Of course, mine weren't nearly as cool as the ones she picked out:)

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  10. Cute frames - good job on getting it figured out BEFORE panicking ... I tend to go toward panic first - not a fun way to go!

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  11. Those are adorable! And I think there's hardly anything cuter than a kid in glasses! I have 2, so far, in glasses, but I'm going to assume that when all is over and done with all 4 are going to be bespeckled. My husband and I are like you guys - we are a blind lot!

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  12. Totally love these glasses. They are so cute!!

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  13. My daughter has purple glasses, too, and they are adorable. I hope it fixes the headaches! (So far 3/6 of my kids are in glasses, but for near-sighted problems).

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