So what do you think of Clayton's new eyewear?! I think he looks quite smart!
Because Clayton was treated for ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity), we pretty much knew he would eventually wear glasses, but I still couldn't help but get a little down when we got the prescription the other day. His eyes are so beautiful, I hated to see them get hidden behind glasses. But as I look at him in this picture, I'm reminded he's beautiful any which way he comes. The glasses are actually a little overdue because for the first couple of years his eyes weren't quite bad enough to fight him on wearing them and then the last couple of eye exams he's tried to have done in clinic have gone bad, bad, bad. The sobbing and crying was so horrible the doctor couldn't even get close to him, much less look closely into his eyes! And over a year ago (or was it two?), the eye doctor agreed to look at his eyes in the O.R. during his next Botox injections. And wouldn't you know it? It took until last month for the eye doctor to be available on the same day as the nurse who does the injections. She was available anytime, but it seems the eye doctor just couldn't fit it in his schedule . . .
The passing time never really bothered me because he's never given any indication of not being able to see. Turns out his left eye is extremely weak and his right eye has being doing most of the work. (Goes along with his entire left side being the weaker side of his body). We're hoping his left eye gets stronger and he starts seeing more "normally" by using both eyes. Clayton's had his glasses since Monday and he has done great with them so far. The doc said not to push them on him, just let him wear them as he wants. He's been great about wearing them so far, we just can't mention them or he decides to rip them off! Good thing they're the flexible kind!