You have heard the same story over and over again for the last three months. “Mom, can I please please get contacts? I promise I’ll take care of them!” Sure, you heard the same story when your daughter begged you to let her get a dog three years ago. Now you might as well add “Professional Dog Caretaker” to your resume. Still, you can tell your daughter really does not like her glasses, and her self-esteem seems to be suffering because of it. How do you really know when to make the transition from glasses to contacts?
Being a mom means so much more than the title suggests. Moms have the skills of a chef, the endurance of a marathon runner, and have enough patience to fill a dozen virtues. Moms juggle more schedules than most circus performers, making sure everyone makes it to play dates, piano practice and the dentist clean and on-time. With an already hectic schedule, it’s hard to imagine adding an annual eye exam to the list. What you may not know is a comprehensive eye exam can reveal potential medical conditions, before any outward symptoms become noticeable.