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Gecko will be getting glasses!(7 Posts)
I had an awful squint which they tried and tried to sort(I have very fond memories of huge eye hosiptal which we went to ALOT as a kid, lovely rocking horse, rmember it all vivdly)
eventually it was cosmetically sorted by operation when I was 11
but I never developed binocular vision therefore I have no depth perception (makes life hard, sure everyone has heard me talk about it before)
also I am very short sighted, massive astigmatism, each eye is totally different yadda yadda, have had glasses since they coudl strap them to me, cant cope without my glasses on, pay to have thme thinnned else they would look ridiculous
ANYWAY, and thaknyou if you have got this far
all three of my girls have been tested early and regularly to try and ensure we can help any issue they may have
my freindly local optician is very ind and understand my need to do all I can to ensure they have 3d visoon (binocular vison)
dd1 is fine in that score (phew) but wears glasses for shorsightedness, had them since 3
dd2 has good visionb (must have got that from her dad lol) and has 3d vison (phew)
gecko is 3 and a half and has been watched closely as I thought I could see a squnt forming (paranoind moi? lol)
well she had an aoo last week and she is incredibly longsighted but both eyes are the same amount long sighted which is something, cant check 3d vision reliably yet
no squint (phew) but last night the optician rang me and dssaid he had been thinking on and because of my history and her extreme long sightedness he feels that when she starts school and is trying to look at her books close up her eyes may turn in whilst trying (I'm sure opticians will get what I mean, having trouble explaining) and because of the turning in she may develope a squint in the dangerous 3d vison age(I.E before 6 or so) so he has decided that she would benefit from having glasses to prevent the sqiunt that could form
I agree with all he is sayoing, know quite alot about this sort of thing from my own experienca and my need to understand what is wrong and what can happne
I am happy for her to have them BUT it was along time ago thast I did this with dd1 (she is 10) how is she going to cope with it
she will look different, she still be my gorgeous gecko but it is a big thing
I m not even sure why I'm posting
<pokes and thanks all the people who have tried to follow this but have fallen asleep>
<goes off to wash up>
My niece and my friend's DD have both just started school this sept wearing glasses and it's going just fine - they don't mind and no issues fro other kids. I think at that age it's better as kids aren't as self-conscious as they are as pre-teens/teens.
Trinity- to be honest, I don't think you will have issues with getting Gecko to wear the glasses. Especially as her beloved eldest sister wears them and Mummy does as well.
Besides, it is far easier to get children to wear the glasses earlier on than at 7 years old. I was extremely resistant to it and would remove my glasses on the school bus and trheatened my little sister if she told my mum.
hadn't thought about the age thing
you are right it will be easier now rather than once she has started school
and yes, new hat, or hairband makes her look different
I just told her we will be going back to the opticain and he will be giving her glasses to wear like mummy does and she lit up and said she wants pink ones
well that seems ok then
glasses are very cool these days.
it took me just days to get used to dd3 wearing hers. but now she looks so different without them.
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