A Family of Nerds…

Yesterday in Mea’s “Friday Folder” we had a note from the school nurse about a vision screening she had completed on Mea.

The note recommended a follow-up to our eye doctor.  They use a picture chart, instead of letters for the little kids, she got twenty out of fifty possible with each eye separately.  Off the top of my head I cannot remember what her score was with both eyes combined, but it was equally bad. 

I called to make an appointment for her to go to our eye doctor.  The receptionist said that typically if the school nurse sends something home, they usually need glasses.

She’s a little obsessed with glasses.
I have worn glasses or contacts since I was in the Second Grade.  Do you know how ugly glasses were in the early 80’s for kids?  U.G.L.Y.  Really.  The funny thing was that I was excited about getting them for about a minute.  Then as I was getting older, I really hated them.  I gave up wearing glasses around the time I was in 7th grade.  I attempted to wear contacts.  The only contacts they had at that time for people who were farsighted with astigmatism were gas permeable lenses.  Hard contacts.  Felt like rocks in your eyeballs at all times.  I ended up just stopping wearing anything at all.  My Mom probably thought I was wearing the contacts, but I was just doing nothing.
Once one of those little rock like contacts got suction cupped to the back of my eyeball.  Way behind my eye, back in my eye socket.  The only thing to do was to hope it worked its way forward.  It eventually did, but it hurt like a muther.
I am really farsighted.  I don’t know how I was able to do the things I did for so many years with no glasses.  Just unreal.  I seriously cannot see without them. 
I finally got new glasses right around the time that my husband and I got together.  I have been wearing glasses or contacts everyday since.  My husband finally got his eyes checked, and he not only needed glasses, he needed bifocals.  He’s old.
Good thing glasses for little kids are cute now, that is, if she does need them.  I know she’ll be excited to wear them for a while, if she has too.  I just hope that the excitement doesn’t wear off.

So silly.

 Anyway, we will be off to the eye doctor around 2 today.  We’ll see what the doctor says.  When I was talking to my husband about it earlier, he said we were going to be a family of nerds.  Hope that kids aren’t mean about glasses the way they were when I was a kid.  Nerd, Four-Eyes, Window Face, etc.  Mea doesn’t need all that.  Then again, she’s not phased by too much. 
Today’s bit of thankful?  I am so thankful for all five of our beautiful daughters, and our four grandkids.  Such special kids.

2 Comments on “A Family of Nerds…”

  1. Heather says:

    We had Zack tested this year. He was all excited about needing glasses but he didn’t. (He has no idea how lucky is is that he didn’t) Our problem was that at almost 5 he goofs around A LOT so it was hard to tell if he was being serious about not being able to see something or just goofing around.

  2. Jen says:

    Gee, it’s nice to see she’s coming out of her shell. Hah, what a cutie you have on your hands. The glasses are cute. I’m having E tested because I’ve been noticing that she gets herself super close to the paper when she’s drawing or trying to work something out.

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