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    I can see!!!

    Those words are from Alex, the nine year old grandgirl. About two weeks ago, she sprained her ankle and we ended up in the ER. The school had thought it was broken. While there, she kept asking what things on the wall said. I asked her why she couldn't read them and she said she could not see them!

    Well, I won't go into the conversation with her mom which only made me mad. A few days later, MM and I took her to have her eyes checked. She has glasses, which she lost a long time ago, over a year. She did not have to wear them all the time, so I guess her mom was not concerned with replacing them. We took her to America's Best, so she would have a pair and a spare. Indeed, she needs glasses, and now she has to wear them all the time!

    While there, they also did a test for color blindness. I had never had or seen that test and found it quite interesting. It turned even more interesting when we learned she is color blind!! Only 1% or less of females are color blind. She can not tell red or green apart, or blue and orange. When the colors are by themselves, red looks pink and the others are all gray. This makes me sad because of all the green we have in this state and she sees it all in gray tones.

    It was not until a few days after she picked her glasses out that it occurred to me the only pairs she tried on were either black or gray. She was picking them by their shape and not their color. One pair she picked is all black, the other is black with yellow arms. And then I got to thinking....all her clothes are either purple, bright pink or dark blue....no greens, oranges, etc. It's all making sense now.

    I have a picture of her in her new glasses I'll post next as the picture is on my phone.

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    Last edited by bubba; June 17, 2016, 02:06 PM.
    pat.

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    Thank goodness you took her in. I did the same thing for my great niece. Vision is a blessing.


    Jeannette

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      #3
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      I started wearing glasses in sixth grade. My eyes got better for some reason, so when my last pair broke I never replaced them. I really need reading glasses though.

      I saw a program where someone developed special glasses for color blindness. They gave some away to a bunch of people of all ages. Some didn't even know they were color blind. The reactions were priceless. You should ask around about them. Or I'll try and find the show if I can.
      🌺 Lorie

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        Here is a whole page of YouTube videos of the glasses

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmje4NikMdw
        🌺 Lorie

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          We talked to the eye doctor about them and he was under the impression that they were very expensive and did not always work. I'll watch the videos....thanks!
          pat.

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            #6
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            Grandma to the rescue - and it's a good thing too. Thanks to you and MM Alex is enjoying her new found ability to see more clearly.

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              Oh my goodness!!!! I can't begin to tell you how many times in the past five days I have hit the reply button thinking it was the like button!!!!
              pat.

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                Originally posted by bubba View Post
                Oh my goodness!!!! I can't begin to tell you how many times in the past five days I have hit the reply button thinking it was the like button!!!!
                I know, I miss that like button, TOO!!!!!!! I am so happy you stepped in and took your granddaughter to have her eyes checked. I can't imagine living in a world with limited color. I wonder how Many other kids are out there whose vision is limited in that way and don't really know it.

                You did a wonderful thing for her and she looks precious in her new glasses!! Way to go, Grandma!!!!
                Gerri

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                  #9
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                  Glad you were able to come to her rescue. She is a cutie.

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                    Originally posted by bubba View Post
                    We talked to the eye doctor about them and he was under the impression that they were very expensive and did not always work. I'll watch the videos....thanks!
                    I watched a couple and they all seemed so happy and a few were crying. I guess you have to wear them a couple of weeks to get the full effect. In one, it was so cute, a bunch of friends pitched in to buy their buddy a pair. I wonder how much they are?
                    🌺 Lorie

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                      Big blessings for your GD when she sprained her ankle! She is so young, maybe she will be able to see colors in the future. God Bless.

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                        Originally posted by alliek View Post
                        Big blessings for your GD when she sprained her ankle! She is so young, maybe she will be able to see colors in the future. God Bless.
                        It is a genetic condition you are born with and it does not go away. It can get worse, but it won't get better. I still can't get over the fact that she never said anything about it, but then she would not know that what she is seeing isn't the way it really is. It must be common in premies, because that is one of the first things they asked about, but she was full term.
                        pat.

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                          Glad you gd is going good now. My daughter just got glasses too. I had no idea there was anything wrong just from a few headaches. Then the past month she started complaining about feeling dizzy. Got her eyes tested. She is long sighted in one eye and she has Astigmastism (irregular shaped cornea)in the other eye. This was causing the dizzy feeling when reading small print. I felt so bad I didn't take her earlier. Since getting glasses for reading, going on the computer and watching tv. She has been so much better. I now have to get my other kids tested as Astigmastism is genetic.

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                            a world without color...hard to imagine. I live my life by color. I work jig saw puzzles by color and not shape. I oil paint and color makes everything come alive from depth to shadows...and quilting...my goodness how many comments do we get about hw great th colors are. I'm glad you took her and now she knows. Of course, she really can't imagine what she is missing. How can you describe color?
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                            Terry

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                              I have one of the worse astigmatism case my eye doctor has seen. When I was a child (before glasses, I did not get them until I was 20) I would get carsick just riding to the grocery store.....so bad that I would throw up. Once it got corrected, that all stopped. One of the major causes of motion/car sickness is astigmatism.
                              pat.

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