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.
fun memories with Wubzy!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos. :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh the sweet little boy. The glasses suit him, and I'm glad he is comfortable wearing them now.ReplyDelete
He looks so handsome in his glasses! I love the picture of all of you with your dogs and your bunny. =(ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed looking at the photos. I'm sorry about your bunny. EJ looks handsome in his specs.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
He looks good in those glasses! My sister just told me that her youngest son needs glasses and will have to wear glasses.ReplyDelete
Those are some pretty nice glasses! What a big snuggly bunny you all had!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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! - JeanineReplyDelete
His glasses look nice on him. They are a perfect fit.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
My son failed his sight test too. I suspect he is also going to need glasses.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 lolReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I just went to the eye doctor yesterday. This is a great price for the exam and glasses.ReplyDelete