Friday, October 03, 2008

Good News/Not-So-Good News

Earlier this week, Q took Kyle to the orthodontist for his montly check-up. Apparently, he has done so well with his braces, that they are being removed next month--almost one year ahead of schedule!!!!!!!!!

And now, the bad news. Today, I got a letter from the boys school. They did student vision screenings last month, and according to their findings, Lucas has some degree of vision difficulty and may need glasses.

I know there are worse things in life than wearing glasses, but not when you're 10 years old. Personally, I think he's more upset at the possibility of missing school to go to the eye doctor.


RainbowDishes said...

I think I was either 10 or 11 when I had to start wearing eyeglasses. At the time, they never bothered me. Of course when I look at pictures of me back then, I often wonder what in the heck I was thinking, those glasses are so 70's/80's looking. Never mind that it was during the 70's and 80's. LOL

Now I have a love/hate relationship with my glasses and contacts. I try and wear contacts as much as I can, but sometimes with my allergies I end up having to wear my glasses.

Ms. Val said...

Lucas will learn to deal with glasses. Kyle got used to braces and those were way more intrusive. Luke will most likely need glasses for reading and schoolwork. He'll be able to take them off for outdoor play. In fact, I'll encourage it to prevent breakage.

RainbowDishes said...

Luke will most likely need glasses for reading and schoolwork. He'll be able to take them off for outdoor play.

That will depend on how bad his eyesight is and what the problem is. My eyesight is pretty bad (always has been) and I am near-sighted. Unfortunately, that means I have to wear my glasses (or contacts) ALL the time. I am pretty blind without them.

A few years after I got my first pair of glasses, the eye doctor told my mom that I would be blind by the time I was 30. I have never taken any medication or done anything to correct my vision besides getting new glasses every few years. But 5 years ago my eye doctor told me that the way my eyesight was going, it is possible within in 20 years that I wouldn't need glasses anymore (but old age will of course change that). So my eyesight has gotten better, but I still depend on glasses.

Ms. Val said...

I'm just hoping Lucas doesn't have his dad's eyes. Q has worn glass since high school. But a few years ago when he was at the height of Cushing's, his vision started getting much worse. I took him to the eye doctor. When the assistant tested his eyes, the results were so puzzling that she thought the machine was broken. She got a co-worker to check her findings. It turned out that the machine was just fine, but Q had really bad glaucoma.

Three years later, while still not perfect, Q's vision is comparable to how it was pre-Cushing's.