Project 365 2017 Weeks 32 and 33
Aug19

Project 365 2017 Weeks 32 and 33

It’s been a fortnight of two halves for us. The first week I was very busy with work and the second week we were relaxing on holiday in Padstow. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 218 – Sunday 6th August – it’s so nice to have the kids home from Scout camp, even with all the washing! I went for my first eight mile run this year, in preparation for the Cheltenham half marathon in eight weeks time....

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The contact lenses, the eye test and growing out of glasses
Jan24

The contact lenses, the eye test and growing out of glasses

My younger son started wearing glasses when he was 5. He always wore them all the time and never had a problem with them. Over the years, his eyes gradually got a big worse and he had new ones fairly regularly. Until he started wearing contact lenses at the end of year 6. All of a sudden, he hated glasses. I would like him to wear them once a week to give his eyes a break, especially as he wears monthly contact lenses, so the risk of...

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The final glasses wearer
Feb29

The final glasses wearer

So the final one of my children now wears glasses! Despite the fact that his brother and sister have worn glasses from a very young age (3 for my daughter and 5 for my son), my eldest has never needed them. He’s had regular tests to check, but he’s always been OK. But then, a few weeks ago, he told me he sometimes gets his notes mixed up when reading music. He’s mature enough and self-aware enough to realise this was...

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Getting contact lenses
Jun01

Getting contact lenses

I know lots of people wear contact lenses, but nobody in our family does. In fact, I’ve never even SEEN a contact lens before (yes, I know, I’ve led a very sheltered life). So when my younger son announced he’d like contact lenses before he started secondary school, I had no idea what to expect. We made an appointment and I expected they’d give him an eye test. I also expected we’d have to order them and...

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Optician success
Oct15

Optician success

The other day my son broke his glasses. The glasses he’d only had two months, having broken the glasses he’d had for six months before that. Sigh. This is the life of a parent with glasses-wearing kids. So I stuck him in his two-pairs-ago unbroken glasses, which he said hurt his eyes. Not surprising really, as his prescription had changed, and managed to get him an appointment for the same day. His test was nearly due...

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