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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Professional Care, Personal Touch

These photos were taken in December last year when the grand kids of our   neighbor came to visit.  
 Our bunny, Wubzy, was still alive then.  Looking at these photos makes me miss our  Wubbernut, he was fun to have as a pet.  He was very social and  playful.
In the photos, EJ doesn't have eyeglasses yet.  We didn't know that he is  nearsighted.  I kind of suspected it at first because he would  go in front of the TV and  would watch so closely but I shrug it off  and thought that  he just want to be near it.   My suspicion got validated when his teacher sent us a note on April  7th indicating  that  EJ is  having trouble seeing the words on the board that other kids can easily see.  She said that he would go near the black board just to be able to read it.
So we called an eye doctor   over in Steubenville and set up an appointment for  his examination.  On April the 13th, my husband brought EJ to Ft. Steuben Ophthalmologists, Inc where Dr. Ronald Agresta  examined and diagnosed EJ with nearsightedness or myopia.  Nearsightedness is a condition of the eye having difficulty seeing at distance.  It is the exact condition I have with my eyes.  I feel bad that  I passed that hereditary condition to him.
WWe went back on April 24 and got his glasses.  He was uncomfortable with it at first but now he loves it because he can see so much better.
We love the  professional care that  Ft. Steuben Opthalmologists delivers and give to their   clients.  They put personal touch and  make sure that  you understand everything.  The lady  even  made  some ways to give us some discount  when she found out that  we didn't have  insurance  for the kids.  For some reason, when we got our insurance for vision care, we opted out  our kids  because we thought they are too young to have  glasses.  Little we know, our son has  my eye condition already.  LESSON learned, never assumed anything!

So yeah, we paid  $150.64 for his  glasses and $105.66 for his eye exam.  It's expensive but it's worth it since he can see a lot better now.  He  can even read   my tiny personal Bible without sqinting his eye.  With the four of us, only  our daughter is the one that doesn't wear eye glasses.  My husband  wears an eyeglasses to read.
Since we are very satisfied of the services that Fort Stuben Opthalmologist have rendered, we are going back there again if  it's time to replace my glasses.  The one that we went to  near our place here in Weirton doesn't have  a good customer service so we are  not going back to them.  

26 comments:

  1. He is so cute in his glasses. My oldest has glasses & got them in the 2nd grade. It looks like my little man is going to need them, too!

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  2. I'm sorry about your bunny! I have contacts. I needed glasses in 6th grade and never will forget how well I could see after! I never thought I was seeing fuzzy lol. Thankfully, neither of my kids have inherited my bad eyesight! My daughter does need reading glasses sometimes because of an astigmatism.

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  3. Oh the sweet little boy. The glasses suit him, and I'm glad he is comfortable wearing them now.

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  4. He looks so handsome in his glasses! I love the picture of all of you with your dogs and your bunny. =(

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  5. I had to get glasses when I was in the 4th grade. I didn't love them but they made life easier for me. My mom and sister already had glasses so I finally fit in with the rest of my household.

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  6. I enjoyed looking at the photos. I'm sorry about your bunny. EJ looks handsome in his specs.

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  7. I am nearsighted too (Started wearing glasses at 17 just when you want too) but only in one eye. Now that I am older I have one eye for near and one for far!! he looks very cute with his stylish glasses!

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  8. He looks good in those glasses! My sister just told me that her youngest son needs glasses and will have to wear glasses.

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  9. Those are some pretty nice glasses! What a big snuggly bunny you all had!

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  10. Hmmm...my comment just disappeared! Anyway, I enjoyed your story. Thanks for sharing! I love my optometrist. Been using her services for the past 2 decades :)

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  11. It's always great to get a good pair of glasses if needed! I'm lucky that my eye sight has been good for so long.

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  12. How sweet! The glasses look super cute and a really suit his! I have two who wear glasses too! I love glasses on little ones! - Jeanine

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  13. His glasses look nice on him. They are a perfect fit.

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  14. I'm so glad to read this. My son just came home with a letter about needing glasses and I was dreading the Drs visit. Our visit will be covered by insurance, but the glasses don't cost nearly as much as I thought they would and hopefully they will cover some of that expense as well!

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  15. I started getting my kids eyes examined when my daughter started complaining that she couldn't see the board. I wear eye glasses and got them about the same time that my daughter needed them. I am thankful their insurance pays for the exam. It is good to have regular eye check ups.

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  16. My son got his first pair of glasses at 8. He loves them now and gets excited when it is time to pick out a new pair.

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  17. My son also began wearing eyeglasses from a very young age. I need more time to adjust to them than he did. In fact, he accepted them right away!

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  18. I remember being called out by my teacher when I was 11 because I couldn't read the board. Low and behold, I needed glasses. Your little man looks good in his pair. I'm glad he can see clearly!

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  19. ahhh...he is really cute in his glasses - I had to start wearing them when I was 5 years old - but my son never has had to - loving your family photos - I am missing your tittle 'Wubbernut' also :)

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  20. My son failed his sight test too. I suspect he is also going to need glasses.

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  21. Those glasses look really great on him! My son hasn;t had an eye test yet but we'll keep these in mind if the time comes that he needs glasses.

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  22. Awwww what cute photos!!! Totally loving the glasses!! Kids are lucky these days that glasses are trendy and actually look cool! I worse glasses as a kid and I'm jealous of today's glasses lol

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  23. Your bunny had such cute markings, and whoa, was pretty big. I used to be really scared of bunny teeth because they are larger than a hamster's (I used to have those as pets). My brother used to wear glasses when he was younger, and now he doesn't – I just realized that now.

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  24. I just went to the eye doctor yesterday. This is a great price for the exam and glasses.

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