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Humuhumu Gets Glasses (with bonus cat) [20150821|12:23]
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Telstar, stretched out on the spare room bed. Someone please explain to me how I'm supposed to get any work done with this going on in the room? I mean, could he possibly luxuriate any harder? I THINK NOT.

Humuhumu was really tired when she got home from nursery yesterday. It was her first day wearing her glasses, so we let her lie down on the sofa and watch CBeebies for a while until she felt better.

Once she felt better, she got down on the floor in the front room and started playing with her toys. It was then that we started to see the true extent of the difference the glasses were making to her perception and her physical confidence.

Here she is with a Lego Duplo car she built. She loves using the square Duplo to build tall towers, but it always took her ages to fit the pieces together. She put this together (using every one of the available square pieces) in about five minutes. It was amazing - and a little bit emotional - watching her speed up as she realised she could snap them together with precision.

Bonus square tower photo.

After dinner, she went to the conservatory to get her scooter. The handlebars were a bit wobbly, so the bloke got out the socket set to tighten them up. After being told, "No, I do it", in very firm tones, he relegated himself to the role of helper. She assembled and disassembled the wrench until she could (almost) do it on her own. Again, this is a thing she would have given up on before the glasses, probably because she couldn't see the pieces properly.

She wanted to put her glasses back on as soon as she got out of the bath in the evening, and again when she got up this morning. I don't think we're going to have any trouble getting her to keep them on. She clearly comprehends the improvement they're making, although it may be a few days before she becomes fully accustomed to the enhanced visual input!

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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-08-21 11:54 (UTC)
Aw! Love seeing the Duplo. How amazing.

I was thirteen, but it changed my life...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-08-27 22:03 (UTC)
It's wonderful watching her adapt to her improved visual experience. :)
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[User Picture]From: dylsexia
2015-08-21 16:44 (UTC)
That's amazing! I'm so glad that she's taken to them. And the fact that she has gained so much confidence in motor coordination is wonderful!

My glasses broke shortly before I left for California and I didn't have an opportunity to get them replaced. My vision is close enough to good enough to drive, but it involved a lot of squinting at times (especially when my eyes got tired.)

I was taking figure drawing classes, and in December I decided to see about glasses as I felt I had trouble seeing the model at times.

The moment that I put the new glasses on I teared up a little bit and and said to the optometrist that I felt like I could see in HD. The feeling in that moment was enormous.

It must be wonderful to see her able to tackle things that she struggled with previously with such confidence! Hurrah to glasses and seeing things clearly!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-08-27 22:05 (UTC)
The nursery workers said that on the first day she came in with them, she went really slowly around the room, standing in various places and just looking at everything. For over an hour. There must have been loads of stuff in there that she'd never seen properly.

She wants to wear them all the time. It's great how well and how quickly she's adapted to having glasses.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2015-08-22 02:17 (UTC)
That's wonderful that it's making such a difference!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-08-27 22:06 (UTC)
It really is! And she knows it. She looks for them as soon as she gets up in the morning and as soon as she's done with her bath.
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[User Picture]From: wurlitzerprized
2015-08-22 04:58 (UTC)
how wonderful!
and how adorable she looks in both pairs.
own it, little miss humu. your specs... your SUPERPOWER!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-08-27 22:07 (UTC)
It's such a joy to watch. And a big relief, too, to know that this is likely preventing difficulties she would have had in the more formalised learning environment at school later on.
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