This week contained a major milestone for my son, and it’s not even autism related – he got his first pair of glasses! Doesn’t he look great in them?
I had taken him for an eye exam last fall and his vision was 20/20 in one eye and 20/25 in the other. At that point, the optometrist suggested we wait a year since his vision was pretty close to normal and we weren’t sure if he would wear the glasses faithfully.
Well, this fall I heard from the TSS that Michael had been moved to the front of the room because he was squinting to see the board. The school nurse said his vision came out at 20/30 and thought we could wait until his insurance kicked in again to go for an exam, but I decided we had better take the plunge and go in now. Good thing I did, because although his vision was in fact 20/30 in one eye, it was 20/75 in the other, and he did need glasses.
He was such a hit with the ladies in the office! When the lady helping us pick out frames asked him whether he played a lot of sports, he told her he was, “more brain than brawn”!! Then, when we picked up the glasses this week, he put them on and turned to look at me, saying, “I can see a lot more wrinkles now”! Hmmm, maybe I shouldn’t have gotten him the glasses!?!?
Thankfully, he is happy to wear them and enjoys being able to see more clearly and read the board without squinting. I also think he looks quite handsome, but still kid-appropriate, in his navy blue frames.