Saturday, June 23, 2012

Her Four-Eyed Journey Has Started

We finally brought XY for a refraction test on 12th May (yes, this is a very backdated post :p). I know she is shortsighted (she can't see the whiteboard in class clearly) but didn't realise it has become quite serious. She now needs glasses as her power is 175 for the right eye and 200 for the left. She has slight astigmatism in both eyes too.

The next day, we brought her to an optical shop to make a pair of spectacles. There aren't many choices of plastic frames and half-frames for children so we chose a metal frame for her. As for the lenses, we used the Myopia Control lenses, as suggested by the optometrist we saw in ISEC.

'sei ngan mui'
Since 20th May, she has officially joined the four-eyed gang in the family. After collecting the glasses, I asked her to start wearing them, to get used to it. For the lenses to be effective in reducing her shortsightedness, she's advised to wear them frequently. She seems to be very excited about wearing glasses. Keep comparing her vision with and without glasses. One moment she'll say "I can't see this/that" and then the next moment, "Now I can see already" as she lifts them up and then put them back on. *mommy shakes head*

She’s been wearing glasses for a month already. And she seems to have gotten used to it. There are still incidents where she got squashed in the face when playing (rough) with didi and the nose piece got bent. Just got to keep reminding them not to play like that with her spectacles on.

15 comments:

Wyson said...

she looks cute though even with the glasses on...hehehe..

so many kids nowadays wearing specs , even in kindy also got ler..izzit too much tv, pc and ipad games??

ChloeRuoyi said...

XY still looks very pretty with glasses on :) Hope the myopia control lenses will help.

Chloe's next appointment with the ophtalmologist will be due in 2 months' time and we will know by then if she needs the MyoVision lenses as well.

Oliveoylz said...

I would have expected Princess to choose a pink frame? hehee. She looks great in glasses too! Hmm, seriously just waiting for the time to come when my boy needs to be a 4-ngan-chai. I know it won't be long from now...haha.

Anggie's Journal said...

Realize nowadays kids wearing glasses at very young age too ...
anyway.. see u all next month :)

mommy to chumsy said...

aww...she looks so adorable :) i bet she enjoys wearing her glasses eh?

Cynful Pleasure said...

I associate 'four eye' with teacher.. she does look like one..

LittleLamb said...

Nowadays technology very advanced. I m sure in no time, she wont need glasses anymore.

MeRy said...

She looks good in her new specs...

Rose said...

Very cute. Now many young kids wearing glasses. Once I say a 2 years old boy wearing glasses.

I always reminded my girl not to read while lying down and watch tv/computer at near distances. Hope she will take good care of her eyes.

Mummy Gwen said...

Aww...she looks so sweet in her new glasses. I think it's just a matter of time Gwen will become sei ngan mui like Mummy.

BabyBooned said...

I agree she looks so sweet in those glasses! Still a pretty little thing!

mc said...

ahh, this brings back my own memories of wearing glasses for the first time :) around the same age too. i was quite pleased to have somthing that was 100% MINE, no one else could use it!

jacss said...

cham lor...this mini sing-ngan-mui is going to look more & more like the *old* sing-ngan-mui, lol :D

chinnee (chinneeq@gmail.com) said...

hubby always said there is one good thing about wearing specs. At least her eyes is well protected from being poked by sharp things especially playing in school.Nah...bet your girl will play that rough, but the boys can be really naughty in school, hehe...

mNhL said...

Your girl is so sweet....with her smile.