Friday, January 21, 2011
We were surprised at the news, but apparently recent studies have shown that bifocals in children can slow the progression of myopia (near-sightedness). Hopefully that is true for Colin, as he has needed new prescriptions every 6 months or so.
These glasses are the new ones we picked up Tuesday -- another new prescription and bifocals again. He had been really struggling to see, and when we got his new prescription last Wednesday, he was SO excited to get new glasses.
We headed over to a place that advertises that they can make glasses the same day, and Colin was looking forward to seeing clearly. Until the woman helping us told us that it would be 7 - 10 days because of the strength of his prescription. She explained that they didn't keep that strength in stock and it had to be special-ordered since the majority of glasses made weren't that strong.
He fought back the tears as he absorbed this news, and complained that he couldn't see. Then he said, "If I had a place like this, I would absolutely keep stronger prescriptions in stock, because we are the people who CAN'T SEE!"
She promised to try and expedite things. Thankfully, she did and he didn't have to wait a full 2 weeks in order to see clearly again. He's happy that he can once again see the board, and read the papers at his desk. I'm grateful that his eyesight can be corrected!