Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Elsie's New Eye Glasses

20/70 vision is apparently really bad.
I took Elsie to the optometrist because she'd been having obvious depth perception issues; 
walking into walls, etc.
Sometimes she'd complain that her head hurt.
Sometimes her eyes would cross, 

so I made the appointment, 
and less than thirty seconds in was told, 
"Oh, wow, she definitely needs glasses."
I thought it'd be hard to get her to wear them- she's only three!
To encourage her to wear them I made her favorite toy monkey a little pair of glasses out of a purple pipe cleaner.

The morning that we went to pick up her glasses there were several elderly ladies also waiting.
Lillie provided plenty of entertainment for them, showing off her ballet moves from her recent Wizard of Oz performance. 
When the lady brought out Lillie's glasses and she put them on for the first time, there was a collective, audible "Awww!" as her eyes got big and her jaw literally dropped, seeing things clearly for the first time ever. 

I thought it would be hard to make her wear them, but she never wants to take them off. 
At night time I have to physically pull them off her face when it's time for bed!

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