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Monday, June 21, 2010

New Shades

Oia's eyes have always been extremely sensitive to sunlight. It's not uncommon to see her squint, look down, and/or rub her eyes when outdoors on a bright day. Despite all, she loves to be outside.

At Oia's post-surgery appointment in March, her eye doctor gave us a script for sunglasses to use if we pleased. Of course, the pair that we picked out for her were on back order for the month of May and part of June but they were finally ready this weekend.

I have to say, she looks pretty stinkin' cute in her new "Hollywoods". We have tried standard, non-script sunglasses before but she refused to keep them on. However, the new pair is a different story. She willingly wears them and doesn't reach to pull them off but we really didn't expect her to with this pair since they are her prescription and she wears her other glasses just fine.

We have spent a lot of time outdoors since getting these and it's obvious they make a huge difference to her. We all know how much more enjoyable being in the sun is when you're wearing your sunglasses. Thankfully, Oia discovered that pleasure this weekend too. So happy we finally got these...and thanks to a generous vision plan, they did not cost a thing!


  1. Very glamourous! So glad she likes them...they look great on her!

  2. Lots of CP kids can have sluggish pupil response which makes sunlight rough. Also, I've heard that people with light eyes are generally more sesative to the sun.

    So glad she's enjoying her new shades. She's a cutie no matter how you slice it!

  3. Thank God for technology. I've had the "right" sunglasses for maybe 2 years or so. And it's nearly impossible to find sunglasses to fit over regular glasses, unless you get the granny ones.

    Bring on the beach!

  4. Love the shades! So sweet!!! She always looks like a little doll! :)
    I can't wait until Hanna keeps on her sunglasses. She struggles with the sunlight too

  5. She does look stinkin' cute!!

  6. So cute! Sebastian would love a pair of these, he has a really hard time with the sunshine in his eyes and he loves to be outside. Right now he wears hats to help.