Contact lenses help
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|Thu, 08-02-2012 - 10:16am|
I am wondering - do I have the only child in the world unable to put in contact lenses? Ds12 (rising 7th) went for his yearly eye exam and dh talked to him about getting contacts. I think part of it is that dh worries about him being too "geeky" (for lack of a better word). Now, honestly, I think ds is a sweet, somewhat introverted, but nice and good looking kid. However, he's certainly not like our older dds (both much more social and outgoing, both gorgeous). BUT - ds is 12 - few kids peak in MS, lol! So, sorry for all the background, but to help you understand, ds is a mini dh - sweet, a bit awkward, glasses (soon braces), loves chess and math club and orchestra, not so much into sports. I think dh though ds would look "cooler" in contacts (dh himself tried to have contacts but was unsuccessful due to severely dry eyes).
Ds tried for an hour at the doctor's and again at home with me (and an old pair of contacts). He seems to have a huge "blink reflex" for lack of a better word. He seemed completely unable to do it. Now I feel awful - dh basically told him (nicely and indirectly) that people get contacts for the "aesthetics" (he also did talk about other things, like how ds, who wants to do cross country, would find it easier to run in contacts). Before this ds was oblivious and now I'm afraid that he'll think he looks bad in glasses but he has become adamant that he is unable to put in contacts. He does have a history of OT/PT issues (apraxia) and is still on an IEP for speech, so I'm not completely surprised, but I wish we had never even brought it up. I feel like the status quo was just fine and now we've made him feel that he is lacking. Bad parenting 101. UGH!