and kids

and kids

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Picking out glasses with a 6-year old

Since my last post turned out a little long (sorry about that) I decided to make the shopping for glasses post separate. Daegan was a trooper for the appointment. It took an hour-and-a-half because the Dr. was trying to get a good idea of what we were dealing with. Also, he dilated his eyes (which Daegan did not approve of) and that also took some time.

We didn't get the glasses at the Dr.'s office because of insurance reasons. We went to Wal-Mart and couldn't find any that we liked the price and the look of - they all seemed to big for his little face. So we drove 20 minutes further down the road to an office that actually took our insurance, but the insurance didn't cover poly-carbonate lenses, which are much thinner and shatter proof - which is an absolute must for children. So we went back to Wal-Mart and 'just happened' to find a pair that Daegan liked, I liked, weren't too big for his face, and were reasonable priced - $10! Wal-Mart has poly-carbonate lenses for kids for $29 (the other office said $50?). So, we got a great pair for only $39. Plus, Wal-mart said they'd be ready in a week or less and the other office said 3-4 weeks (because of our insurance).

We have to go back in four weeks to have the Dr. look and see how this prescription is working, he didn't make it as strong as a +4 because he thought that would be too much for Daegan to get used to at once. That is another reason I didn't want to pay for top quality ones until we know the prescription is right.

He is counting down the days until we get to pick them up, which should be Tuesday. He is excited and I'm glad about that. I hope he doesn't get frustrated with wearing them after the 'newness' wears off.

....and as mommy, I hope that he doesn't end up not liking them because someone makes fun of him. *sigh*

Coming soon: Blog of new glasses pictures! :)

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