Friday, June 22, 2012
Sam got Glasses
Sam failed his eye test at his well check in November. They suggested that sometime this year I take him in and get him an eye exam. I finally took both boys last week to TSO and got them checked out. Davis did well and has great eye sight. We found out that Sam has an astigmatism in both eyes, but especially his right which makes everything a bit blurry. They also said that in another year as his eyes continue to mature, he will probably be nearsighted. We got a prescription for glasses and went to pick some out. The kids enjoyed picking frames and I got the best, most bendy and sturdy glasses they had.
We picked up the finished pair this morning before camp. Sam put them on and seemed to really enjoy seeing things. Davis and I were very excited and trying to make him feel really good about them and how he could see the world, but he stayed pretty quiet. When we got to camp I opened his door to help him out of the van and he burst into tears. He sobbed and sobbed. When I asked him what was wrong he said he didn't know and that sometimes he cried but couldn't figure out why. I took him to a bench in the shade and held him for a bit and he calmed down and let me take a picture so he could see his glasses on his face. The teary, half smile picture is above. Then he said he just needed to stretch a bit and so he did and then he was ready for camp. He seemed happy once he walked into camp and waved cheerily good-bye.
I think he just got really overwhelmed. Poor baby. I remember being so thrilled with my new glasses when I first got them as a child, but I think he needs more time to process all of this new change. Michael suggested that perhaps he felt disappointed when he realized that eyes hadn't been working as well as he thought they had his whole life. I'd never think that myself, but I suppose that's possible as well. I hope he comes to love them and get used to them. Being able to see clearly is so wonderful. He looks precious in them, if I do say so myself.