Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Good news about Hope's peepers: They're not as bad as we thought. 

We had her six-month check-up with her opthamologist, Dr. What-did-you-say-Sonny?, on Monday and apparently Hope's vision has IMPROVED. He said that as the eye develops, that can happen. I'm not sure if it's that or the tests aren't that accurate. Basically, they dilated Hope's pupils with drops that also paralyzed her focusing ability. Dr. What-did-you-say-Sonny? then flashed a small light into each eye while holding a lens of different prescriptions into each eye. I wasn't quite clear on his explanation but he said when something-or-other is neutral, he can determine what prescription Hope needs.

Regardless, according to the testing Monday, Hope is nearsighted and is -4 in both eyes, which is about the same as my prescription (she was -6.5 the last time we saw him). Anyhow, I'm going to make an appointment with an eye place today to get her glasses.

I have a feeling that getting Hope's glasses will be the easy part. Getting her to actually WEAR them on a daily basis will be a whole different story.


Debbie said...

While I am disappointed Hope won't be in the *real bad eyes* club with me, I am overjoyed for all of you at this small miracle. As you know we must take ach victory and celebrate it....maybe this calls for more pancakes!

Anonymous said...

More pancakes, indeed! I like the way Debbie thinks!

Maybe you could tie the glasses to the hearing aids and cinch the whole arrangement around the back of her head . . . just kidding. I know you'll figure something out.

Missing you --

Grandma K.

beth said...

Eyes are a funny thing. At my last appointment, I learned that my nearsightedness had actually improved after 20+ years. Hooray! But not so fast, said the opto ... your farsightedness is worsening and you'll need reading glasses in the next few years. Ah. Your eyeballs apparently do some overcompensating after (gulp) 40.

Welcome to the glasses club, Hopesy. It's a cool group.

Rachelle said...

Yay for the good news about Hope's vision! She will be such a cutey pie in her glasses! Can't wait to see pictures!