Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blinded by the light

Little Miss finally got her glasses.Did I mention that little girl needed some help to see? Perhaps the giveaway was her sitting four inches from the TV screen. Or reading by putting her head so far into the book that it was impossible to turn the page.

Poor little tad is blind as a nocturnal flying mammal. Her eyes were so bad that the opthalmologist couldn't get her prescription correct with the standard exam techniques. He had to send her home where we had to drop liquid atropine (nerve agent antagonist - WTF!??) in her eyes three nights running. It was throughly rotten...but now she has her new glasses, very pretty, don't you think?NOW she can start to see the world clearly.

One hopes that it takes her a while to see through it. Cynicism is not a pleasant attribute of youth.


walternatives said...

Those glasses are perfect. I can't imagine what it's like for her now. I'm imagining that you're not having any trouble getting her to wear her glasses, are you?

FDChief said...

She doesn't really like them, but she doesn't fight too hard most of the time. I think the prescription is so strong that her eyes hurt after a while, so usually when we get home at the end of the day they come off, and we aren't too hard on her about it.

Lisa said...

I'm glad you discovered the problem.

Somehow I made it through grade school without anyone noticing that I couldn't read the blackboard.

I honestly thought teachers simply wrote on it as a token effort, something to keep them on track. I compensated by creating my own study sheets and reading chapters in triplicate. Today I would've also had benefit of dyslexia and ADHD tags, but back in the day, one muddled through it.

Yeah for Missy's cute new glasses. It is a revelation when one can see leaves on a tree, rather than a lollipop.