Post # 1
Back in June, when DS had his six-month checkup, his doctor noticed a twitch in his eyes and referred him to an opthlamologist so a determination could be made as to whether or not it was anything serious. He had that appointment in August, and after a series of tests, he was diagnosed with Nystagmus, which means the twitch is caused by faulty wiring in his brain.
He had a follow-up on Friday. After more tests were run, it was determined that he would need glasses. After that appointment, we stopped by the optical shop at the clinic (which is part of a childrens’ hospital) and dropped off DS’s glasses prescription. We were then shown what frames were covered under the insurance: some rubber and some metal. DS is only 13 months old and has yet to be convinced that not everything has any business whatsoever in his mouth, so we opted for rubber frames.
As it was a long commute for the appointment (like a few hourse), and we didn’t want to make said commute just for the glasses, we’ve arranged to have them mailed to us once they’re ready. At that point, that’s when DS will be starting them.
As far as I know, in my family, if one needed glasses at all, the issue didn’t really come up until one was at least old enough to read, so this whole thing about a baby needing glasses is new to me. (I started glasses when I was in third grade. Mother-In-Law says Darling Husband started at age two.)
Anyone else here have a baby/toddler that wears glasses or have or know kids that started that young? If so, how do they usually do with them?
Post # 3
I had never heard of it before I saw the baby on Teen Mom. (Yes, I used to watch Teen Mom, embarrassing!) That baby’s glasses were really cute though!
Post # 4
No kids for me yet, but I’m super myopic and SO is a little bit as well, so I wouldn’t be surprised if any of our hypothetical BBs needed glasses. I’ve always thought babies and wee kidlets with glasses were almost extra adorable, though! I certainly notice and smile at them more, and they all seemed to be doing okay with the extra accessory. 🙂
Post # 5
I had glasses from quite young – I think about 18 months or just under 2 – so a little older. My first pair were plastic. I probably should have had them younger but the doctor kept telling Mum my eyes were fine.
Post # 6
A dear friend of ours has a baby who was born premature and was told they would need glasses but hopefully only for the first few years until things catch up. He has adorable rubber frames that I feel make him look like an astronaut. There are definately babies with glasses around if you look for them
Post # 7
My cousin’s daughter started wearing glasses when she was around 12 months. She looks super cute in them but yea… she’s doesn’t really like wearing them. She tries to take them off so my cousin uses glasses straps to keep them on her.
Post # 8
My cousin is in optometry school and she was telling me about babies needing glasses. She told me it’s a good idea to take babies to get their eyes checked out bc otherwise major eye problems (I don’t think that includes something that basically amounts to requiring reading glasses as adults) might not be caught until they are well into their school years…
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
A friend of mine’s daughter wears glasses, and as since she was a few months old. I don’t know any more details than that but she’s SUPER cute! She got the rubber glasses too.
Post # 10
My god-daughter (a.k.a. the cutest baby to ever exist) has glasses. They have a little strap that goes around her head to keep them from falling off. She doesn’t seem to mind them. Her mom gives her lots of toys that also have glasses (like Simon from Alvin & The Chipmunks) so she knows that glasses are fun and lots of people have them.