Zionsville Times Sentinel

August 21, 2013

Oh say can you see?


Zionsville Times Sentinel

---- — I took Youngest to get her eyes checked and first pair of glasses last week. There are a few things I learned about my tiny person as a result of that appointment. Most notably, she is my daughter. This was Youngest’s first eye exam, and I failed to prepare her sufficiently. My tiny girl hates to not know things. By things, in this case, I mean the letters that are shining on the wall. She became upset when she couldn’t see the letters and the eye doctor kept insisting that she try again. I should have explained the process to her a bit before that appointment. She got through it, finally, and we ordered her first pair of glasses. She is not super excited, but I am betting that she will like seeing a lot when it finally happens. This is one thing I do know. When a child isn’t born with 20/20 vision, she won’t squint, or get bad grades, or any of those other things that let you know she is unable to see. I was born with poor vision, and as a consequence, didn’t get glasses until I was 14. My mom was worried that she would have to force me to wear them. Silly woman. My first pair of glasses came to me during the winter, and when we stepped out of the eye doctor’s office, I was amazed. There were piles of snow pushed to the edges of the parking lot. I jumped back and said, “Wow! You can see rocks in that snow!” I never knew those piles of snow were anything but white. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.