Last week we picked up Angela new glasses. Angela's visual issues are very interesting. When the average person thinks of visual impairment they normally think of coke bottle size glasses. This isn't the case with Angela. Her visual issues mostly stem from her brain damage. Her Brain does not comprehend visual signals like the average persons. She needs to look harder and actually make the effort to visually understand what she is looking at.
Like I said last week, Angela's vision has done a complete 180 turn. But she still obviously needs glasses due to her nearsightedness. Her actual eye's have gotten a little bit worse this past 6 months. Her prescription increased a significant amount and her issues with her eyes turning out has also increased. The increase in her prescription should help her eyes turn back in but eventually she may need corrective surgery to fix this. You can see in her close up photos how her eye turns significantly out.
What is interesting is that these new glasses and the new prescription has been a huge adjustment for her. Her vision actually seemed worse at first, which makes sense since most of her visual impairment is within her brain. This past week she has had to relearn how to understand what she is seeing, which should now be more clear and crisp for her.
Although I loved her blue glasses, these red one are a close match. I should add that Angela picked these glasses out. Now that she is able to use her iPad to tell us yes and no things are getting rather fun with finding out just what this little girl likes. I put another pair on her and she insisted that they were not the pair for her -- she kept hitting "no" when asked if she liked them.
When I put these red frames on her and put the mirror in front of her face she lit up with a huge smile and said "yes" like a million times. So cool to be able to know what her little mind is thinking and wanting!