Four-Eyed Family

We are now, officially, a four-eyed family. I always hoped that Little MrC wouldn’t have to wear glasses, at least until he was old and grey. But alas, given our family history with spectacles, I’m really not surprised that he now needs them. 

As you’ve probably already noticed, both MrC and I wear glasses. We both have astigmatism, and I am also near-sighted. I started needing mine when I was 7. The husbandry started wearing his in the 7th grade. Several other members of both families have worn, and still wear glasses. So yes, it’s safe to say that bad eyes is kind of in our genes.

glasses
3rd grade MrsC + high school freshman MrC

 

A few weeks ago, I started noticing that the little guy was holding his books very close to his face while reading. He was also blinking a lot, going near the TV while watching, and complaining about headaches. I knew it was time to have his eyes checked.

So, before their sembreak ended, he and I visited our friendly neighborhood ophthalmologist, Dr. Peggy Manese, in Healthway Alabang Town Center. The moment she asked the little boy to read the chart, we knew his eyesight was bad. He only got 4 out of 15 letters right. Uh-oh. 

 

Uh oh someone needs #glasses.

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That same day, the  boys and I visited each and every optical shop in ATC to look for the perfect frames for the kiddo. Luckily, we have had a lot of experience picking out glasses, so we knew what to look for. If you will take another look at the photo above, you’ll see that my mom’s eyeglasses buying skills kind of matched her hair cutting skills. Sorry, Ma.

We finally settled on a nice red and black frame from Sarabia Optical, after a lot of walking, and after the little guy had tried on about 20 or so different frames. They were on sale, so we got it at a good price, and Sarabia also offers friendly lens rates, so we didn’t need to pay a whole lot. That, of course, is a good thing. 

 

Four eyed boy and cheeky girl #MommyMode #ILoveThisBoy

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We had to wait until the following day to pick up the finished glasses, but that was okay. They were worth the wait. Thing is, I never imagined that my kiddo would look like such a big boy in glasses. All of a sudden, it really feels like he is a baby no more! Waaahhhh.

 

Why do they grow up so fast??? #LittleMrC #MySon #IAmYourMother Photo credit: Lolo Ricky

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The good news is that we were able to have his eyes checked early enough that it can still be corrected. So mommies and daddies, when in doubt, go and have your kids’ eyes checked by a doctor. Some signs that might indicate that your kid needs glasses are:

  • They squint or blink a lot
  • They move closer to the TV while watching or hold a book close to their faces while reading
  • They often trip or bump into things
  • They tilt or turn their head when trying to focus on something, coz maybe one eye sees better than the other
  • They complain of headaches or eye pain
Lots of love from our four-eyed family!
Lots of love from our four-eyed family!

 

So far the little boy has been good about wearing his glasses at all times, so hopefully when we go back for a checkup next year, his vision will have gotten better. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that.

Do any of your kids wear glasses, too?

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

19 thoughts on “Four-Eyed Family

  1. Good to know you noticed that your cutie needs to be checked. Like you all, I also have astigmatism. Nasira ang eyeglasses ko kakabasa ng nakahiga. And tomorrow, will go to EO for my new eyeglasses. Badly need it!

  2. my wife used to wear glasses too, but its for astigmatism, kinda confuse on they tilt or turn their head. is it like their looking side ways? parang nakatagilid?

  3. I recently posted an article about how kids are perceived when they are wearing eyeglasses. I love that some opticals offer fashionable eyeglasses for kids. There are kids who look extra cute when wearing eyeglasses and your kid is one of them πŸ™‚

  4. I started using eyeglasses when I was in high school. I thought it was cool but not anymore. It’s very difficult that we are dependent with our glasses especially when going out. My grade is already as high as 5.00+ and I think it’s getting higher every year. I hope your son’s vision will get better eventually.

  5. In our family of five, four of us wear glasses already. So we’re already expecting Ziggy to need glasses too one day. But hopefully, by then technology would have improved a lot and vision can be corrected cheaply and easily, without the need to wear glasses. At least, Tristan looks great wearing glasses. Medyo nagmature nga but cute pa din. πŸ™‚

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