Brogan’s Glasses

I was going to write a post about incidents and happenings according to Dwight Swain, but it’s really not very interesting. So instead, I thought I’d write about Brogan’s glasses, which he got this afternoon.

Ummm….yeah, he’s not a huge fan. He’ll wear them as long as he’s distracted. But as soon as he remembers they’re on his face, he tears them off. And since he’s nine months old and likes to rub his face against my chest, the floor, Bubba, blankets, you name it, he’s sort of tearing them off every two minutes.

Here’s my concern: He doesn’t have bifocals. So aren’t the lenses blurring things that are far away? When I look through a pair of reading glasses, everything far away looks blurry. Wouldn’t that be the same for Brogan? I need to get a hold of the eye doctor tomorrow and find out.

Enough chit chat, I know some of you wanted some pictures. So without further ado, here’s my little poindexter.

First, you have to see my guy before glasses.

Notice, he was not blessed with his father’s tan skin. The pastiness comes from me, I’m afraid.

My little man with glasses:

My little man with glasses and his mama:

And the grand finale: My lil’ red-headed, gap-toothed, four-eyed hamball (this is very typical Brogan, in case you don’t already know)

Question to Ponder: How do I keep these things on my son’s head?removetweetmeme

28 thoughts on “Brogan’s Glasses

  1. carolynyalin

    Such a cute baby. I love glasses on kids! Other than duct tape, not sure how to keep them on … I find that my little girl rips off her sunglasses as soon as I get them on her. Just recently I bought the ones with the elastic around the back, maybe they sell such a device/product for kid glasses? Ask Google 🙂

  2. CJ

    That baby is so cute, you could eat him up with a spoon.

  3. Kate Karyus Quinn

    Oh my gosh your son is sooooo cute in those glasses. As for keeping them on, I have no idea. I try to get my two year old to wear sun glasses and the longest he's ever kept them on is about twenty seconds.

  4. Katie Ganshert

    Oh yea – Wendy! So funny that you said that. Because everytime I look at the pic of you and hubby on your blog, I think, "That dude kinda looks like Ryan." 🙂

  5. Katie Ganshert

    Hey everybody!

    Thanks for stopping by and all your kind words about Brogan. He is such a little cuddle bug. Today's been interesting…a sort of battle of the wills. Sometimes he'll keep them on, and other times he is quite adament about getting them off.

    Erica, I think you're right. Time is the answer.

    Jessica, actually they do improve his vision. He's farsighted and one eye is a lot weaker than his other. So the glasses supposedly help him.

    As for the strap….I'm not sure that would do the trick. Right now they hook around his ears pretty snugly, I don't know if a strap would help anymore than the hook-thingers.

    So far the doctor hasn't called me back yet. I just want to make sure his glasses aren't making things far away look blurry.

    Galen – what an excellent question! One of his eyes wasn't tracking as strongly as his other, which leads to a lazy eye. To prevent that from happening, we took him to the eye doctor. Brogan is very precocious for his age, so he sat in the chair and read off the letters….no, just kidding.

    They dilated his eyes and have these toy cows that light up and make noise. Everytime Brogan looked at them, the doc would use some fancy little device and look into his eye and then read off numbers to his assistant….I'm assuming they knew what they were doing, but really, how can I tell?

    Thanks for all the support! This has been an interesting day, to say the least. 🙂

  6. Terri Tiffany

    he is soooo cute!! I love him with his glasses!! I honestly don't know how you keep glasses on a child that young. Didn't the eye doctor say anything about it?

  7. Shelli

    loosk like the little boy in Jerry mcquire 🙂 so cute. Can you get a strap for them?

  8. Nicole Baart

    He is absolutely adorable, Katie. You have a gorgeous family. 🙂

  9. Galen Kindley--Author

    It’s easy to see that this will be a record day for visits and comments. Even an old curmudgeon like me was smiling at the end. Very cute. Very cute.

    So, I’ve and even more basic question, than the one you posed. How do doctors determine an infant even needs glasses? But perhaps more compelling, what the correct prescription would be??? Certainly there’s no, “Which is better, A…or B?” dialogue. Maybe it’s educated guess-work and statistics. I know that sometimes I like A and the next time, I like B. So, maybe it just doesn’t matter.

    Best Regards, Galen
    Imagineering Fiction Blog

  10. Susan

    I love it!! He looks sooo cute! I can't wait to see them on him tonight!!

  11. Litgirl01

    He looks mighty handsome and smart in those glasses! SO CUTE!!!

  12. Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought

    Oh, I just ate up those pictures! Weird, even your hubby looks a bit like mine! And my hair is always in a pony.
    ~ Wendy

  13. Cindy

    Katie, oh my gosh, he's soooo cute! That's the most precious smile! I have no idea how to keep the glasses on but he sure does look sweet in them 🙂

  14. Ralene

    Too, too adorable. Just looking at those pics and one can't help but smile too!

    Yeah, the strap will help when he is rubbing his face on everything. But he can still rip it off himself…and like one of the first ladies said…that'll just take time.

  15. Jill Kemerer

    Cutest baby ever?? I love that age! They're so cuddly and giggly and adorable. And the glasses! Oh, so cute. Wow, I may have blacked out over the adorableness. What a cutie!!

    Sorry, I have no advice on the glasses. I'm sure it's going to be a struggle–wishing you the best!

  16. Jessica

    Oh my gosh!!! He's so cute. I just want to hold him and squeeze him! LOL So, I'm curious. Why would the doctors have a nine month old where glasses anyway? They won't improve his vision, right?

  17. Eileen Astels Watson

    Your Brogan is so cute!! I just want to squeeze his cheeks–gently of course.

    Is Brogan near-sighted or far-sighted? I'm near-sighted and nothing seems blurry when I wear my glasses and they aren't bifocal.

    Sorry, no suggestions as to how to keep them on. I've never had a child so young need them. I'll pray for you guys!!

  18. Marybeth Poppins

    What a doll. And super cute in those little glasses!!!

    I think I've seen it before with babies and glasses that they have a strap to go around their head (kinda like kids do when they play sports) maybe that would help keep them on him?

    I'm sure he'll get used to them soon.

  19. Jody Hedlund

    Hi Katie,
    He's adorable! He looks like a little man! If he's crawling, then he's definitely old enough to learn the word "no." I tried to train my children no as soon as they could start getting into things. It's the precursor to teaching them to listen and obey your voice. You might already be teaching him "no." But if you ever need more about it, email me.

  20. Erica Vetsch

    That kid is amazingly adorable.

    All new things take time, and eventually, you'll both get used to the glasses. Like anything with a little guy, it's all new to them.

    That being said, WOW, is that boy cute!

  21. T. Anne

    Awwww!!!!! I'm going to keep coming back to this place just to see that outrageous cuteness!!!

  22. Jeannie Campbell, LMFT

    okay. serious cuteness. i mean, little glasses for a little guy! i love the pics…thanks for sharing. so wow…how to keep them on. NO idea. my best guess would be to bend the backs around his ears (the ends of glasses are supposed to be bendy). other than that…i guess a strap of some kind (like "crocs"). good luck with that…lemme know how it goes!

  23. tlweaver5

    You really need to teach him that line from Jerry MacGuire, something like, "the human head weighs 8 pounds." He's going to look just like that kid. Maybe he can be cast in the remake if you play your cards right.

  24. Weronika

    Katie, he is a cutie–glasses or no. Unfortunately, I don't have a particular answer to your question, but I do wish you the best of luck in figuring out how to help him out.

    The pictures–particularly the first one–made my night. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  25. Tabitha Bird

    Katie, he is just TOO CUTE! Those glasses are really just so sweet on him. As to how you would ever keep them on his face…I haven't got a clue. Bubba's that don't like stuff on their heads of faces can be hard to convince otherwise. It's not like you can sit him down for a little chat about the importance of wearing his glasses. Hopefully he'll just get used to them 🙂 All the best. I just love the pictures.

  26. sherrinda

    Oh Katie, he is precious! What an amazing little man you have there! Thank you for sharing pictures of your family! It helps to picture YOU in your life surroundings. Good luck with the glasses…I cannot imagine the training you will be doing!

  27. Heather Sunseri

    Oh, Katie! What a sweet, adorable little boy! Thanks for sharing pictures.

  28. Krista Phillips

    HOW ADORABLE!!!!! He's such a cutie, Katie. Hey, I rhymed!

    Gabby was 2 when she got her glasses (her picture is on my facebook page *grin*) THe first few days were the most difficult, but really, then get used to them. Partially because they are like, "uh, wow, I can SEE now!" It really is a difference, and after they get used to it, they start liking the difference and keep them on. We still have to remind her to put them on after nap/bed, but she can put them on by herself now and is a little pro at it.

    Give it a week or two:-) It'll get better!


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