Monday, July 25, 2011

{Big Girl Glasses}

Angela-2

Last week we picked up Angela's very first pair of glasses!  It really was an exciting day for all of us.  After our visit at the low vision clinic in Philadelphia two months ago we were really excited to better understand Angela's vision and left with the hope that our little girl's vision could heal and re-route just like the rest of her little brain.

Angela-6

When we picked up her glasses I wasn't sure what to expect.  The prescription is significant but not overly strong, as her blindness stems from the brain and not her actual eyes.  But to our surprise when she put the glasses on her she smiled from ear to ear and started to look -- everywhere!  The rest of that day she was just looking -- something we are not exactly used to seeing her do.  He eyes often drift or stare into space -- but this time she was really actively looking at us and the house. That night when we took them off she kept rubbing her face as to say, why the heck did you take them off?!  

Angela-5

Finding the prefect pair for Angela was no easy task.  It was suggested to us that we get the miraflex brand, which are rubber and wrap around the head.  They are ok -- but I didn't like them and wanted something more stylish for Angela.  Right now she is not very mobile so we don't need to really worry about her breaking them.  We tried on lots of other infant glasses but we didn't like any of them -- they all looked way to handicap for our vibrant little Angela.  The other issue is that due to Angela's microcephaly she has a very small head.  Her head circumference is only 15 inches, which added a little more challenge.  

Angela-3

We finally found the perfect pair.  They were able to give a nice severe bend to the arms so they kinda wrap around her ear and we also found a great strap.  So far they are working out wonderfully.  She keeps them on and seems to be bothered when we take them off.  I'm sure she is highly motivated by her new world.

Angela-1

Angela is amazing.  She is growing and developing more that anyone ever told her she would.  I just can't wait to see where she is this time next year.

Look out world -- here she comes!

12 comments:

kara said...

She looks beautiful! I love her new glasses, and I'm so glad she's enjoying the world around her!

JayCee said...

So pretty....love it!

Cammie Heflin said...

She looks gorgeous! Love them!

Phyllis said...

Awesome! I'm with you, special needs kids need to be stylish too!

Abbey said...

I love her glasses. She looks so good. YOu can just tell that she is LOOKING and SEEING. My Kaden just got his glasses a week ago. He too does not like us taking them off. He has been dx-ed with CVI, but I am starting to think that his CVI is mostly resolved - he is so focused and his eye turn seems to be almost all gone. We did go with the Miraflex glasses and he looks like a little professor:) So far we are so happy with them!

Anonymous said...

Completely awesome!

-Francine from CT

jocalyn said...

soooo stinkin cute! i have a soft spot for little girls in glasses! kendall's had hers since she was 12 weeks old! back then she didn't use her hands much, but now she does, and she rarely pulls at her glasses. the only time she will is when they need to be adjusted. the strap looks cool, but it has been my experience that when they really want to pull them off, and something is there to make it harder, it just makes them more frustrated! i bet you won't end up needing the strap :)

Sherry C said...

Love the glasses so pretty.

Tonya W said...

What cute glasses! Love it! So awesome and exciting that she is seeing better! How exciting for your family to see her grow and blossom! Next year this time will come too fast, but I too will be excited to see where she has come in a year's time!!!

Anonymous said...

Good for you Mommy! Getting her cute glasses that reflect her personality is one of the many reasons God gave her to you! You are so good about not putting her in the box the world may want her to be in. You amaze me! Keep up the good parenting. I love it.

AdelineandLila said...

So very cute. I have a very small five year old with a very small and thin face. She wears glasses with a significant script in one eye. These frames look like they could support the lens and fit her face. Do you mind sharing the brand?

Karen Owens said...

They are Disney Princess brand!