Friday, November 28, 2008

spectacles

At a vision screening in school a while back Tess displayed some tracking problems so we took her to Baker City the day before Thanksgiving for an eye exam. She came home with these.

The optometrist said that Tess has a condition called esophoria which is a tendency for the eyes to turn inwards. Esophoria results in objects appeaing smaller than they should. This results in the child having to hold objects close up in order to increase their size. It's the sort of thing that causes some kids to literally bury their heads in a book as they try to read it.

The doctor was very happy that we had brought her in and caught this at so early an age. Tess is actually farsighted and only needs her glasses for close up work. Translation: school work.




Tess picked out her own frames while Beth was sorting out the insurance information at the desk. By the time she got back to Tess, she had made her pick. She is currently very happy with her new clothing accessory, not to mention the spiffy case and the cleaning kit the doctor gave her. She was already growing up so fast, these specs just make her look even older....a bit of a Harry Potter look as well, I think.
K

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they accentuate her beautiful eyes! Much Love, Erin

8:16 PM  
Blogger Sharri said...

Tell Tess that Emily just picked out her new pair of glasses right before Thanksgiving as well: Black plastic frames backed with a deep rich pink that shows up whenever she angles her head. Sooooo cute, and another fun fashion accessory!

7:18 AM  

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