Dude #3 failed his first eye exam when he turned 4.
We went in for his Well Visit and they did both test like always. I chuckled a bit when they said he failed both his hearing exam and his vision test.
The doc came in and says, “Well, Mom, he failed! Both of ‘em!” all chipper like.
I thought they were kidding.
They weren’t. We left the office that day with referrals to both a vision and hearing specialist. It took months to get appointments; apparently not being able to hear or see isn’t really an emergency.
His hearing issue turned out to be transient.
His vision problem, not so much.
The pediatric ophthalmologist we see decided that we’d watch it for a bit. Putting a four year old in glasses is hard and there was a chance his vision would improve on its own as he got bigger.
We went to his fourth visit last week.
Instead of improving, or even staying the same, his vision had gotten worse.
We decided he needs glasses…
He was unhappy at first.
He pretty much got over it.
And, I’m happy to note that they’ve not gotten in the way of his swag. In fact, they may have actually increased it!
He’s officially 18% cooler now than he was when we thought he could see.
To celebrate, I gave him this super cool VTech Switch & Go Dino to test out…
He’s been a long time Switch & Go Dino fan and was excited to add Blister the Velociraptor helicopter to his dino army. I love that, unlike some other transform-able toys, he can transform these himself. Without asking me for help every two seconds; without slamming them down in frustration (the slamming part is me, not him). He’s all smiles.
Angie at Seven Clown Circus and I would love to see your Wordful Wednesday post this week so we can get you featured like these awesome peeps…
*Our Switch & Go Dino was provide to us, free of charge, for the purposes of this review. Dude #3’s decision to love it was all his own!