A close up of a boy wearing glasses and smiling at the camera

Bespectacled Tigger

October 26, 2016

Back in May, I received a telephone call from the school nurse at Tigger’s new school. Incoming me that she had been in to complete the sight and hearing tests for the reception classes. After testing Tigger’s eyesight she noted a slight issue with his right eye.

Although she commented that it was only a minor problem, she would need to refer him to the local hospital to be seen due to his age. Like any mum, I worried that I’d missed something with Tigger’s eyes as well as worrying about him having to go to the hospital to be checked.

Advised that an appointment would be sent in due course and could take up to 18 weeks for him to be seen. Finally at the end of July an appointment came through for the beginning of September.

As the appointment date arrived I explained to Tigger want would happen at the hospital, including the eye drops that they advised were going to happen. We were called in for the first part of the appointment and Tigger took it all in his stride. If anything, he treated it like a game and was so pleased when he got the letters correct.

With eye drops administered we waited for the second part of the appointment. Thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long. With the second examination completed the lady turned and asked how I would feel about him needing glasses. With both myself and Mr. Boo wearing glasses it is only inevitable that at least one of our children would end up with glasses.

Prescription on hand, we headed out as I explained to him that he would need to wear glasses like mummy and daddy. Also that due to his light-sensitive eyes we would get him special glasses just like Daddy (reactive lenses).

After asking friends for recommendations, we headed to Specsavers to select glasses. As soon as I saw the selection available I knew which ones he would choose. He tried on several pairs before opting for his two pairs.

A little boy looking at the camera

Finally his glasses were ready to collect and now he is officially a glasses wearer for at least the next two or three years I look at him now with his glasses on and think how grown up he looks.

My bespectacled Tigger…

A close up of a boy wearing glasses and smiling at the camera

  • Vicki October 26, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    What a handsome Young man Tigger is. James will be getting this done at some point this year. He’s already get hearing tests at local hospital. He last had eye test at two at health visitor insisting due to me and hubby being short sighted.

  • Donna October 26, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    He looks so grown up! I’m sure our children will be wearing glasses eventually as we both wear glasses too x

  • Bryan White October 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

    When I was 8, I was ‘prescribed’ glasses by my optician. I stopped wearing the glasses after about a year due to slight headaches and some vision problems. I went to see a different optician. That was how my parents discovered that it was a misdiagnosed sight problem and most likely I was just a bit unwell on the day of the test. I have one photo of me as a child wearing glasses and it always makes an interesting story 🙂

  • RachelSwirl October 30, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    He looks adorable. Glasses are so ok these days, there aren’t any stigmas attached to them thank god!

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