Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A new set of glasses around these parts

I feel like a horrible mother.

A few months ago, Chelsea had to go for a health physical.  While there, they asked to do a random eye test, where you read the letters that are on the wall.  Imagine my surprise and horror to learn that she couldn't even read the big "E" on the chart!  I could not believe Chelsea was having that much trouble seeing!

So, since that time, I've been trying to find an eye doctor that accepts her insurance.  Finally, Marty said he didn't care about insurance.  He wanted her to go to his eye doctor because they are always so nice to him.  They also have the machine that can pretty much tell you what your prescription needs to be, without strictly relying on the "Tell me which one is better....this one, or this one" type of test.  We felt this would be a better option for Chelsea because we aren't sure if she would be able to accurately convey what she needed to the doctor.

The exam went well and Chelsea did great!  She definitely needs glasses, but the doctor said "Don't worry mom, her vision isn't as bad as you think."  We think the initial problem was Chelsea not really being able to read the vision chart because of the letters.  Once this eye doctor changed to a picture chart, she did much better.

Chelsea picked out some really cute frames that she should have in a few days.  I think she's actually excited about getting glasses like Mommy and Daddy.  She's definitely come a LONG way from that 1 1/2 pound baby that had retinopathy of prematurity, which almost made her blind.

And the really crazy thing about all this, is that unbeknownst to us, the office did accept Chelsea's insurance!  

I'll make sure to let you all see her fabulous glasses once she gets them!
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