I am ultra paranoid of Princess I Can’t See needing glasses. I was 5 when my teacher told my mother I needed to visit an eye doctor. I’m not sure how long I was unable to read the chalkboard or see TV shows, but I’m sure I would be a lot smarter if I was not struggling those first 6 months of my education. (Hey, I have to find an excuse somewhere). Myself and one other classmate had glasses, I will never forget the feeling of being different, but also having my world open up when I could see again.
It’s for this reason I’m paranoid about my daughter.
We were watching a movie on our 55″ television and we had a conversation that went something like this:
Princess I can’t See: “We need a bigger TV, I can’t see it”.
Hubster: “Great idea honey, lets go pick one up, I think I saw an 80 incher on sale”
Me: “Oh My Gosh, our daughter is blind”
Being the rational one, I booked an appointment for the optometrist right away. At only 3, this was already her second appointment – told you I was paranoid. And it turns out, I have a little something to be concerned about. Her eyes are not 100% perfect, although her vision isn’t too much to be worried about just yet. She does however have astigmatism. Which means glasses in her near future. No biggie really, I would rather her be able to see and plus, kids with glasses are cute and hold a very soft spot in my heart.
Eye appointments are free in Nova Scotia for kids under the age of 10, so make sure to get them checked out. Or, if you are like my husband, you can solve the problem by buying a bigger television.