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I can absolutely understand how difficult it must have been to accept that such a young child would need glasses.
It is not only difficult for the child but also for the family members.
The best way to make his father understand the situation is to make him understand that some children are born with these kind of errors such as your grandson's and is called as hypermetropia/hyperopia.
In hyperopia either the eyeball is much smaller than normal or the cornea is much flatter than normal resulting in the image forming behind the retina. A corrective convex lens(plus glasses) can bring the image to fall on the retina. However lack of treatment within the treatable age of 10 years can result in permanent reduction of vision called as amblyopia.
My grandson has never complained of not being able to see somethings, but we understand that children don't know any different unless they have been able to see better, and it is suddenly worse or have worn glasses before. Dad wants technically a third opinion (since he had the vision test at the drs office and then the eye exam) and says that he will not wear the glasses until then.
Thankfully the child has learnt to accept the glasses without much fuss ( it is quite difficult to get the children to wear glasses). As he grows older the power will reduce gradually and he might or might not need glasses later in adult life.
Children do not complain of blurring of vision due to the accomadative power of the eye which negates the hyperopia to some extent.
It is very important for the child to wear glasses at this stage so as to prevent amblyopia. Amblyopia is a condition in which the brain does not accept any further improvement of vision beyond a certain level. Amblyopia will not set if the eye is corrected at the right age with the right glasses.
I guess this should make his father understand the importance of glasses and why they have to be worn by the child.
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I think that will do it. I do appreciate your help and hopefully I have a good enough explanation to get he and his family to understand. Uninformed people can be very difficult to deal with. And I want the best for my grandson to help him be the BEST that he can be. He really is very bright. Thank you!
I am sure he must be a very bright child. May God bless him. You are truly a caring grandmother who wishes only the best for her grandson.
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