The Tragic Optimist

Category Archives: glasses

another blog

I’ve realized recently that I’ve been searching online for other parents who have dealt with small toddlers and glasses. I haven’t found much beyond a few odd (and old) postings to parenting forums and pages that are geared towards parents with older children. I know that it’s not all that common for kids Zoe’s age …

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so how is Zoe, anyway?

Zoe’s doing well, she’s made the transition to the toddler room, and while she still has some hesitation in the mornings, it’s getting better and she’s always in a grand mood when we pick her up. She still doesn’t say much, but she understands a ton. I’ve been experimenting with telling her to do things …

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Trendsetter

Sorry about the lack of posts. I don’t know if it’s the long, cold winter or what, but I’ve just felt a complete loss for words recently. Writing anything, even a simple email has been a long ordeal. But enough whining, that’s not what you’re here for. Zoe has made the transition to the toddler …

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Help me Internets, you’re my only hope…

Ok, I need help. Well, yeah, in general, too. But right now I have two specific information needs and I’m not entirely sure where to go. (Yes, as a librarian, I should just be able to do some search magic, but I’m feeling lazy, and one of the important lessons is to know when it’s …

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Updates

Zoe went to the ophthalmologist (I got it right on the first try, this time!) on Friday for another check up. She’s kind of a star at the office there. The receptionists all coo over her and greet her excitedly, and the other patients in the waiting room flirt along with her. The ophthalmologist thought …

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Eye stories

Zoe has pink eye. She was sent home from daycare today, and a trip to the doctor with dad confirmed it. She doesn’t seem bothered by it, but it’s kind of nasty. I’m most worried about trying to get eye drops in her by myself tomorrow. ~~~ The girl is really getting used to her …

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The glasses are back

Zoe got her glasses back yesterday. I was worried that she would resist after a week and a half of freedom from the specs, but she was fine, and her daycare teacher said that she kept laughing big belly laughs throughout the day today. Sad I missed that, but glad she’s good with the glasses. …

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Just when I’d gotten used to them

Zoe had a check up with the ophthalmologist (by the time we’re through with this, if nothing else, I’ll be able to spell that word right on the first try) on Friday. She agreed with us that Zoe’s eyes looked much better with the glasses, but thought that her left eye was turning in just …

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glasses day two

Well I think I’m getting used to the glasses, as is Zoe. She had a couple of nice long stretches with her glasses on and didn’t seem to mind them. And she had a pretty exciting day to go along with it, visiting work with me, then lunch with Grandma and Aunt Liz, and then …

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Four eyes are better than two

at least that’s the theory. The ophthalmologist didn’t think the patch was making any difference (and we agreed), so we’re trying glasses. The idea is that since Zoe is far-sighted, she crosses her eyes when trying to focus. The glasses came today, and so far it seems to be going all right. She did great …

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