Thanks everyone for your advice. We went to see the paediatric ophthalmologist today who agreed that he needed glasses BUT he lowered the script so that the glasses would help train his eyes rather than just make his eyes reliant on the glasses. He also said he didn't need to wear them full time, only for TV, school or any reading/writing he does at home. There is also a chance that he may grow out of it still (fingers crossed). DS is much more at ease with it now that he knows he doesn't have to wear them for sport or birthday parties LOL!
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21-08-2012 19:53 #11
21-08-2012 19:55 #12
6yo may need glasses - he's very distressed
I'm glad you got a second opinion but TBH I'd be more concerned why a 6 year old is so distressed over his appearance!!!!
And your 'fingers crossed' he grows out if it comment comes across as you yourself view wearing glasses as something wrong!
21-08-2012 19:58 #13
It does come across like you are really concerned about him wearing glasses. This could be feeding into how he is feeling about it.
21-08-2012 20:00 #14
No he's not concerned about his looks, rather he thinks they may impede his sporting craziness and running around like a crazy person at birthday parties, I think completely normal concerns for a 6yo.
I have no issues with glasses, I wear them myself at night. Surely you would hope your child could grow out of any childhood issues rather than take it as a negative comment. Geez, we have been nothing but positive and supportive about this to him.
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21-08-2012 20:04 #15
It was not taken as a derogatory comment. Didn't mean to offend. Defensive much. Geez.
Last edited by babyla; 21-08-2012 at 20:08.
21-08-2012 20:06 #16
Yes a bit, feel like you both jumped on me TBH.
21-08-2012 20:11 #17
21-08-2012 20:13 #18
That's ok, I do understand what you are saying but we truly have no issues with glasses and have been ultra positive about it.
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21-08-2012 20:21 #19
DS aged 5 wants me to get him some. He thinks they're 'cool' (Harry Potter, Clarke Kent etc). Nothing wrong with his eyes but he has tried to drag me into spec savers! Grrr.
21-08-2012 20:24 #20
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