Over three years ago, my son got glasses. His vision is not really bad, but he needs the glasses for a slight correction. Of course the glasses cost a small fortune and then my stubborn boy refused to wear them. He knows he needs them, but glasses just are not cool, unless you are a girl apparently. What is it with the teen girls wearing fake glasses? My niece wears them and my daughter wears a pair that belongs to a friend, I just don't get it.
Anyway, this year my son is playing varsity baseball at his school and is really trying to improve his hitting but is having a little problem with the timing. And of course, I chime in "maybe you should be wearing your glasses". I mean really, how can you expect to hit a ball coming at you at 80+ mph when you don't wear your glasses. Well, it finally got through to my son and he decides that no, he doesn't want to wear his glasses, but can I make him an appointment so that he can get contacts?
The first thought that comes to my mind is "wooohoooo" but then I remember that this is my child that won't let me put eye drops in his eyes and the one I had to hold down in the chair at the optometrist when he was about 9 so that they could put the drops in his eyes to dilate them. Now I am wondering how boy wonder is gonna pull this one off.
So yesterday we went to the optometrist and had his check-up. Luckily his eyes did not change that much since he received his glasses over 3 years ago so we are able to use all his insurance allowance for his contacts (he has insurance through his dad, thank goodness). We have an appointment Monday to get the contacts. I will mention that my son had no problem with letting everyone mess with his eyes at the appointment and he had to demonstrate that he could touch his own eye to the doctor before he was given the appointment to get contacts.
I am looking forward to Monday to see if my son's love for baseball can pull him through this. I really think his hitting will improve once he has contacts, but I am just wondering about the whole putting the contacts in and taking them out on his part. I guess it will be an adventure.