Monday, September 22, 2008

More About Elizabeth

I took Elizabeth to an eye specialist today. We've had to put drops in her eyes for the past 3 days to dilate them, since the usual kind only works for children age 5+. (Come to find out that it will take a week or so for her eyes to go back to normal. NOOOOOOOOO....) So, here's the scoop.
Elizabeth is getting glasses! She is +3.25 on the far-sighted scale. (Most kids being at a +1) That makes it difficult for her to focus with both eyes at the same time. The doctor said at a 3 is when you start seeing kids have difficulty focusing. So, her vision isn't too horrible and he seemed pretty confident that the glasses should be able to correct that. And, she could outgrow the need for glasses by her early teens.
Tonight we went to Costco and bought her some Dora the Explorer glasses. They should be ready in 7-10 days. At which time a picture will be posted for all to see. :o)


Tasha said...

Dora glasses sound cute! :)

Becky said...

She will probably look adorable with her classes! My little niece got glasses when she was 2- and she looked so cute.

The A Team Mom said...

She is going to look adorable! My friends daughter is having something with her eyes as well.
I wonder if it similar.

How are you feeling?!!

Cailean said...

How wonderful that someone realized kids would do better with glasses that have characters on them! I can't wait to see how cute she will look! Very studious, I'm sure :)