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Little baby gets glasses and sees clearly for the first time. (Original Post) FlatBaroque Jul 2015 OP
I started wearing glasses @6 months old rurallib Jul 2015 #1
Amazing FlatBaroque Jul 2015 #2
Actually... Chan790 Jul 2015 #4
What a cutie. nt awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #3
Baby wears appropriately named onesie FlatBaroque Jul 2015 #14
My little cutie awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #16
Cute how she's resisting until she catches a glimpse through the glasses. cyberswede Jul 2015 #5
And we should always have that smile!! FlatBaroque Jul 2015 #15
That is a gem, FlatBaroque MrMickeysMom Jul 2015 #6
Why are they doing it in a restaurant? riderinthestorm Jul 2015 #7
You are right FlatBaroque Jul 2015 #9
Heh. Maybe it went like this - Manager comes along, helpfully LiberalElite Jul 2015 #10
My youngest son got glasses at 20 months. DawgHouse Jul 2015 #11
Very cute kid... kiva Jul 2015 #8
How did they figure out the prescription? Generic Brad Jul 2015 #12
See Chan790's reply #4 above FlatBaroque Jul 2015 #13
I remember this moment with my own daughter! PassingFair Jul 2015 #17
Thank you for sharing such an awesome moment FlatBaroque Jul 2015 #18
How sweeeeet!! WinkyDink Jul 2015 #19
This is going to be on Good Morning America (ABC) this a.m. LiberalElite Jul 2015 #20
That's adorable. Xyzse Jul 2015 #21

rurallib

(62,293 posts)
1. I started wearing glasses @6 months old
Fri Jul 10, 2015, 08:30 PM
Jul 2015

so that brings back some memories.
Spent much of my younger life being an experiment at the university hospital.

I surely hope that kid the best and hope his/her problems are small.

 

Chan790

(20,176 posts)
4. Actually...
Fri Jul 10, 2015, 10:43 PM
Jul 2015

most of what you do in an eye-exam is fine-tuning and confirmation now a days...the testing equipment now automatically measures refraction and is accurate 90%+ of the time in assessing your visual accuity. All the doctor is doing with "better or worse?" is confirming that the machine was right.

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
16. My little cutie
Sat Jul 11, 2015, 10:55 AM
Jul 2015

had one, too. My granddaughter is 20 months and has outgrown it. Just a few weeks ago she had eye surgery- she was cross eyed. I hated that she had to have it, but the poor thing was running into stuff all the time. The doc said eventually the brain would start ignoring one eye, effectively blinding an eye. Things seem much better now.

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
7. Why are they doing it in a restaurant?
Fri Jul 10, 2015, 11:21 PM
Jul 2015

shouldnt they be in a doctor's office?

Confused...

(But she is amazingly cute!!)

LiberalElite

(14,691 posts)
10. Heh. Maybe it went like this - Manager comes along, helpfully
Sat Jul 11, 2015, 08:32 AM
Jul 2015

offers to do the video honors - just happens to have Flipdaddy nicely centered in the background....

Now I have to Google this place.

But seriously, I watched this 10 times already. Precious!

DawgHouse

(4,019 posts)
11. My youngest son got glasses at 20 months.
Sat Jul 11, 2015, 08:48 AM
Jul 2015

In this case, I imagine they had the glasses and were just putting them on Cutie periodically to give her time to adjust. You can see how she's fighting against having something on her head. Eventually, babies figure out that seeing well is pretty cool.

kiva

(4,373 posts)
8. Very cute kid...
Fri Jul 10, 2015, 11:22 PM
Jul 2015

but I've never heard of putting glasses on anyone for the first time in a pub - and if it's true I want to go to that optometrist.

PassingFair

(22,434 posts)
17. I remember this moment with my own daughter!
Sat Jul 11, 2015, 12:12 PM
Jul 2015

I knew that her vision was bad before she was 1...but the doctor told
me that I couldn't have a referral to an eye doctor until she was 18 months.

I took her in, and the pediatric eye specialist wrote me the prescription for glasses.
He told me that her wearing them was non-negotiable and that I should put her
into "time-out" for taking them off, increasing the "time out" time until she stopped
fighting. Sounded very draconian and scary to me, as she was a very "good" baby
who never gave me any trouble!

When we went in for the fitting, she fought having the glasses put on, and my heart sank.

However, a week later we picked the actual glasses up and after I buckled her into her
car seat, I turned around in my seat and put the glasses on her, expecting her to
rip them off.

She didn't. She just sat there and really LOOKED at everything around her and made
a triumphant sound. She didn't want to take them OFF, not even at nap or bedtimes!

We had some struggles with "lazy-eye" screens after that, and her vision still
SUCKS, but she can wear contacts now.

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