Monday, October 12, 2009

A blurry world

When Alex had his surgery this summer his vision was tested while he was sedated, along with his pressures since kids with RTS have a greater chance of having glaucoma.
His pressures were fine, but his vision was not. He is near sighted, so if we aren't close to him, we are blurry. Its how it has been all his life. The doctor said he can see the tree, but probably cant see the individual leaves.
So reluctantly I went and picked up his glasses on Sunday. Why reluctantly? HE SCREAMED when the lady tried to fit him for glasses, and he really doesn't like anyone but me touching his face. So I was sure it wasn't going to go well.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE! Alex you fooled me!
I sat him in his favorite chair, put in a movie, and slipped on the glasses. He started to look around the house like he was in a new place, he was curious and took them off a lot, but never cried, never seemed the least bit bothered by them.
I took him to his favorite windows so he could look out and actually see the great outdoors! It was so much fun to see him see things for the first time CLEARLY! I must say he is the most handsome boy in glasses I have ever seen!










Bye Bye Blurry world!



32 comments:

Mama SeWELL said...

Oh Alex, you ARE the cutest boy Ive ever seen in glasses! I just love the photo of him looking out the window.
Seeing the world clearly for the first time changes everything.
Happy Monday!

Finding Normal said...

I didn't think he could get cuter. I was WRONG! :)

Rebecca Jo said...

OH MY GOSH... I cant believe how adorable he is with those glasses... is that the sweetest thing EVER!!!!!

Staci said...

What a handsome boy! Love the glasses. Alex, you look so grown up...at least 3 years old :)

The VW's said...

SO CUTE! Great job keeping your glasses on Alex!

Anonymous said...

Just when you thought that child couldn't get any cuter.... voila!

Cindy said...

He looks great...and I'm sure the world looks great to him too!

It's my theory (!) that when kids are REALLY nearsighted, it's easier for them to get used to glasses because it makes such a huge difference in their vision...and it's harder if they're just a little bit nearsighted because they don't think the irritation of something on their face is worth the slight improvement. Here's praying that Alex loves his new world!

Cindy said...

Also, it doesn't look like he has the curly Qs on the back of his glasses...those might help him keep the glasses on better (keep the glasses from sliding down his nose), but you have to have an optician who will take the time to fit them properly.

Kerri H said...

He does look cute! Logan is starting to be okay again with his glasses..its a love/hate relationship for him I guess..don't think he notices that much of a change..glad Alex likes his though!! Makes him look older! :)

Alicia said...

How freakin' adorable is Alex??!!?? My goodness, he looks so handsome with glasses. I am so glad he is not freaking out about wearing them. I'm sure he is intrigued about this new world he is able to see now.

Awesome!!

Brandi said...

Oh my, how stinkin' cute! I'm glad it wasn't so traumatic for him once he put them on at home. My next home will have floor level windows. I love that he can see the world out of them, right at his level!

Brandi said...

Bella just saw them, she thinks they are cute too!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh ... he is ADORABLE!! :)

Our Journey said...

so precious!! love the glasses!!

Hilary said...

AWWWWW!! :) Too cute

Christine said...

I'm so happy it's a positive experience for him and that it's helping him see. Maybe if i show Nathan the picturre of Alex wearing his glasses, he too will want to wear them so he can be just as cool as Alex???
He's adorable as always. How do you not eat him up everyday?

trista said...

so cute!

Michelle said...

Aww!! So cute. There is no telling what will change for him since he can see clearly now!! Yay!

I know Lillian will have them soon too, she is farsighted and also at high risk for glaucoma.

Chris and Emily said...

SOOOOO ADORABLE!!!

Love it that he gets to really "see" now.

Cathy said...

Yes they do look so amazing on him. So glad you can see clearly, Alex.

Terri H-E said...

Precious thing.

Betsy McK said...

Awww, he sure is a cutie! How fun it must be for him now checking out all his surroundings.

Anonymous said...

I thought he was so cute before but now he is ADORABLE. He looks so adorable in his glasses!

Michelle said...

I must say, you couldn't have picked a better pair of glasses for that handsome face. He looks adorable in them! (Not that he wasn't without them ;) )

Kelly said...

Love, love, love his specs!! I hope they open up a whole new world for him! Kelly F

Kelly said...

Cuties Patootie is right! I could eat him up with those glasses on!! What a doll!

Hope it continues to go well!

Kelly

Sawyer said...

Well hello handsome! They look great on him, I like the glasses you picked for him.

Melanie said...

OH MY GOSH I can't believe how cute he is with the glasses. I also cant believe he leaves them on!!

Beckysblog said...

WOW! That is one handsome boy in glasses!
So precious.

Groceries said...

I just love babies with glasses! He's so cute without them, and even more handsome with them! =) I can't wait to meet him one day!

*HoLLi jO* said...

How incredibly precious!! He is adorable in those glasses!! :)

Rich said...

I can tell you, he was right... The joy of glasses for some one who has never had them can be... amazing... Just like then I look threw my camera, I can see better then real life... It's an amazing feeling.