Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The "Eyes" Have It!

My son has joined the fine family tradition passed down from my father to me of needing glasses in and/or about the second grade.

K.Z. can read but has been struggling with it since the start and would rather kiss his sisters than pick up a book for fun. He loves math but can easily get frustrated with something he did quite easily the day before. Both of these traits can easily be attributed to his age and inherited testosterone, but since I am a bibliophile and a numbers junkie, I simply had to get to the heart of the matter with my keen detective skills. No offspring of mine could dislike reading!

It also helped that he told us things seem "fuzzy" sometimes.

So off we went to the ophthalmologist today and the verdict is in... my boy needs glasses. All the time. His vision is not horrid, like his "blind as a bat" mother, it is just about 20/40, but he is farsighted with a touch of nearsightedness. He looked a little downtrodden at the diagnosis.

Until...

We got to the fun part of picking out frames. This is when my mild mannered little man turned into Mr. GQ. He found a pair he loved and checked himself out in the mirror. After that, there was no going back. I found several more that I liked and he looked great in, but he was hooked on the original frames on which he had set his grasps.

Once he found out that he would have to wait a whole 7 days or so for his glasses, he was sad. The boy that mere minutes before looked as if someone had stolen his Halloween candy when he found out he needed glasses, is now bugging me every 2.7 seconds as to how many days are left until he get them.

I will post the "before" and "after" shots once K.Z. gets his beloved spectacles.

4 comments:

Susie said...

I'm sure he's going to look extremely handsome in his new specs!! And I'll pray for you that they'll come sooner than expected!! :o)

Can't wait to see them!

TheTutor said...

I can't wait to see them! If K.Z. picked 'em, they'll be the best looking glasses around (worn by one of the best looking young men around).

Jamie said...

Ugh, sounds like our family. My dd needed them even earlier than both hubby and I did. Hubby and I have about the same vision- and its terrible. Thankfully our 5 yr. old is still 20/20!!!

Mrs. Sam said...

Me too....my son and I have vision that is simply put...really bad. Funny story..he tried contacts this past weekend, took 3 hours to get them in, I won't tell you about taking them out...I thought a trip to the hospital might be in order....it worked out. Finally.
He's 15..you can imagine the drama.
sam