Thursday, April 08, 2010

Cutie Patootie

So we learned that Anna is incredibly farsighted. Apparently one eye is significantly worse than the other eye - so she has a lazy eye (amblyopia) meaning one eye is significantly weaker than the other. It doesn't drift or cross, but she is in danger of losing sight in the eye that does not work as well.

She is very excited about wearing glasses - and could not wait for us to pick them up. She picked them out and there was no 2nd choice for her - these were IT for her. "I'm excited because I'm going to be the ONLY one in my class with glasses!" I love how much of an individual she is.

She complained today that the glasses hurt her eyes (which we expected until her eyes get used to them) but she also admitted it was fun because she can see little letters now.

I think she's cute with or without the glasses!

I didn't realize how bad her sight was until I looked through her lenses. Whoa. One of the lenses is as thick as the rim - and I can't see anything through it.

I can't wait to see what she can do now that she can see the world around her!


SJL~ said...

AWWWWW!!!! What a cutie! Will the glasses prevent her from losing vision in that eye now?

Heather Dougherty said...

That's what we're hoping Suz - that if it doesn't have to work as hard the brain will still use it. :)

We looked at pictures of Nathaniel as inspiration for kids with glasses. :)