today we took luca for his first eye exam. even with the family history, we were surprised at the news. our little guy has pretty bad eyesight. . . in one eye. due to a child's exceptional ability to compensate for poor vision in one eye with better vision in the other, this was unexpected. he has never shown any signs. he has a slight astigmatism and might even need to wear a patch for awhile. it will be a hard transition for him. headaches are likely with this type of prescription. (yuck.) and making a boy his age keep glasses on full time will be a challenge. (um, this is probably a major understatement.)
so starting next week, these eyes will be behind lenses. i am sad. (which is kinda weird.) i think he will look adorable in glasses, but i will miss the luca i have looked at for five and a half years.
oh and can we just talk about how expensive this is going to be. goodness.
(talk about a rough day for luca - after finding out he needs to wear glasses for the rest of his life, he threw up twice in the lobby of the doctor's office and has been super sick since. jesse is tending to him as i type. poor boy.)