Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Her Eyes

Her eyes are just so pretty. They absolutely disappear when she smiles.
Well, those little eyes did not pass a vision screening a few weeks back.
And she kept telling us that "this eye no see anymore."
So, off we went this morning to the eye doctor to gain some insight.
Miss Jenna has amblyopia in the right eye...otherwise known as "lazy eye."
Basically, her right eye has become "lazy" and is making the left eye do all the work.
Her right eye sees minimally.
The treatment? Glasses for now, maybe some patching later, but the outcome is usually very good and she shouldn't need glasses long term...just long enough to strengthen that eye.

She loved going to the dr., and even the eye drops. She was actually disappointed when the dr. told her she wouldn't need drops at the next visit. "But I like drops," she said in a pitiful voice. "Well, that's a first," his tech commented.

These cool glasses were fun, too.

She was so excited to get glasses, and knew they should be pink or purple. We narrowed it down to two frames, and she picked pink Dora glasses. When she heard that she could get them this very day, she threw her arms up in the air and yelled, "Yes!"
We ordered her glasses, and within one hour, they were ready.
Aren't they just adorable?

I asked her if she could see better. She replied, "Ummm...no."
Alrighty, then. At least we've helped the dr. pay for his new, fancy car.


Mary Bradley said...

She is just adorable! Now both the girls can wear their glasses :) We miss you!!

Kristin said...

Cute glasses on a cute little girl! Allison started wearing glasses when she was two. She always loved them, but who doesn't like to be able to see?

ahusted said...

Cute, cute Jenna. Oh I still don't think she would miss anything even if 1 eye wasn't working. She's got too much energy and awareness for that. Miss ya!!

Chrissy said...

Yes, she is adorable! Lila likes them very much too! She always has to try on glasses when we stop to get mine adjusted. We will be going to the eye doctor soon for her prekindergarten check up.