Today was the ophthalmology appointment that we've been waiting months for. We became concerned three months ago when we noticed that Sydney's left eye was crossing. Could have been any number of things, but today we finally got a diagnosis: Sydney is extremely farsighted.
The good news is it can be corrected with the glasses she'll be getting (do I need to tell you what color they'll be? pink, of course). With a +6.00 in one eye and +6.50 in the other, I think she should be able to see a speck of dust a mile off. The bad news is that she'll have to wear glasses until either her sight corrects itself (in her teens) or we give her laser surgery as a present for her 18th birthday.
Every school picture, every team photo, every family picture, there will be Sydney with her glasses. It's such a minor thing, I know. Lots of kids wear glasses, just like lots of kids have braces. And there's a certain adorableness about kids wearing glasses, like Jonathan Lipnicki from Stuart Little. It's just always kind of sad when something goes wrong with your kids. There wasn't a thing we could have done to prevent it -- Jason and I even have perfect vision. But still...
She's such a little girl. Wearing glasses.
It'll be okay. I'm happy we are getting her treatment. There are lots of other things, worse things, it could have been. It'll be okay.