“Your son will soon need glasses,” our optometrist declared, examining Ryder’s eyes.
“That does not surprise me,” I replied, nodding my head.
You see, I’ve worn glasses for the better part of 25 years. A quarter of a century! And I know that eyesight can be affected by both hereditary and lifestyle components; a parent with poor vision (strike one), extended computer, television and video game use (strike two). Strike three? Often, there’s no underlying reason; it’s often just chalked up to bad luck. Boo.
Can’t you just see this cute little face with Italian designer frames? The fashionista in me has already started planning a statement look for my little guy.
Of course, other than the superficial (Horn-rimmed Gucci! Vintage Prada!) and obvious reasons (he needs to see!), there’s a truly imperative reason for staying on top of my boys’ eye health: 80% of a child’s learning is vision based.
In fact, vision problems can affect learning and development, preventing children from reaching their full potential. Complicating matters is the fact that most vision problems have no easy-to-detect symptoms; many children accept their vision as normal because they don’t know any different. …