Every morning, Ivy will sign "glasses." Our hearts are overjoyed to see her want to wear her glasses because they are making a difference in her day to day life. We were fortunate enough to find out Ivy most likely needed glasses about 4 months before we actually received a prescription. My husband was a genius! He suggested we order a pair of kid sunglasses off the internet for super cheap, pop the lenses out, and get her used to wearing them every day. As first, Ivy would sign and say, "done," and then take the glasses off of her face. After about two weeks, she would pick up her practice pair and bring them over to either my husband or I so we could help her put them on. When the time came for her to wear her real ones, she was already used to having something on her face.
I can only hope and pray Ivy's eyesight has improved and will continue to improve with the aid of her most precious tool; her glasses. From my research, the earlier hyperopia and anisometropia is caught, the better the chances of having a full recovery. By catching Ivy's eye conditions, especially the anisometropia, she can hopefully battle off any signs of developing amblyopia, which is the loss of vision in one eye, sometimes due to having anisometropia, a difference in refractive power between the two eyes.
We do know our little girl is a super healer/fighter. When she was born, she had Plagiocephally, where her scull was not formed properly and was flat on one side. She had to wear a orthotic helmet to help her head grow in the correct shape. After a short 3.5 months, Ivy had graduated out of her helmet, ahead of the average child (average wear is 6-8 months). She has also had to go to Occupational Therapy to help with her Torticollis and strengthen her neck muscles on the left side. Once again, within a short period of time, she was as good as new. Ivy has been alive for 16 months and has never been sick. No fever, no cough, no gunky runny nose, nothing. We believe she will come out on top and graduate from needing her glasses as well.
And here is a photo of Ivy taking in the world with the aid of her glasses.