Skip to comments.Prayers for glasses ( Vanity )
Posted on 12/02/2011 12:15:26 PM PST by simplesimon
I know the power of prayer so I humbly ask my fellow FReepers to pray that we find my son's glasses.
You see, my 5 year old is legally blind in his left eye with his glasses.
He has a whole slew of eye issues and late september had his 3rd eye surgery.
We haven't been able to find his glasses in about a week and I'm getting pretty frantic.
We're also awaiting word for winter lay-off's any day now. I almost expect hubby to come home with his lay off slip today. UGH.
Our insurance only pays for one pair a year and he just got these in July and well, ya know, ..........so I thought I'll humbly ask for prayers in finding his glasses.
Thank you ~
Prayers up! (’Look under the bed or between the headboard and the mattress’—that’s what mom always said.).
Will pray for you...I know the panic
Will pray for you...I know the panic
prayer on its way.
And, you could check with the local Lions Club. they may have an eye glasses program. Try www.lionsclub.org to see.
As an aside, I got over losing my glasses at age 10 after getting a good hiding. It became very important to me to know where they were. I levitated like Houdini. When children are young, their body may learn faster than their mind.
I started wearing glasses as soon as my parents could keep them on me as well. (blind in my right eye)
When I was a kid, I once lost a pair of glasses under the back seat of my Mom’s station wagon.
May The LORD God Almighty cause you to find your child’s glasses. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen.
I’ve torn this house upside down and inside out and cant find them.
I’ve even gone through a couple of trashbags ~!
Being 5, he’s not much help in looking sigh.
We’ve kept his last 2 pair of glasses just for a back up but they dont fit his head at all. So they’re no use beccause of the fit but his ‘script keeps changing from year to year.
And with a bifocal in the last 2 pair ( the missing and last years pair ), it isnt useful for his spares since the one spare doesnt have a bifocal.
Thanks for the prayers. I so so very much appreciate it ~
One thing most folks don’t know is that you can order glasses online from places like zinni optical for a tiny fraction of what the chain stores charge. I paid ~$30 dollars shipped and that included extra charges for my extra high power prescription. Your optometrist is required to give you the prescription in most states if you ask. Make sure to ask for the Pupilary Distance measurement as that’s often not provided.
Im not sure of the complexity of his scrip. But check out Zenni. Com. I get my prescription glasses for $20. I wont pay $300you anymore.
Believe it or not, I just was out cleaning my explosion ( explorer ) to see if he’d dropped them in there somewhere. Didn’t find them. Sigh.
So that thought of looking in my truck did occur to me lol
Check with the Lion’s club. They may can help. Our local Lions Club does this.
It’s a pretty complicated script and the bifocal is not in a “normal” spot.
He has to see an optometrist ( ?? ) to have it marked on the sample glasses.
I just called the Childrens HOpsital optical shop and they still have his script but it’ll cost over 300 bucks for a new pair YIKES.
Prayers and a suggestion: If you have a local Lions Club, contact them. They have a program to assist with glasses for kids. Start here:
Are you familiar with this website: http://www.zennioptical.com/ ?
I use them regularly and can heartily recommend them.
Prayers up. For you - for you son - and that your husbank KEEPS his job.
Just remember - the Lord will keep you through all this.
In the event you can’t recover them... check prices. on replacement at zennioptical.com - my no-line progressive bifocals were under $80.
I second that. I have had lots of eye problems, and six eye surgeries; and I do very well buying eyeglasses cheaply online. I once paid close to $1,000 for two pairs from LensCrafters. Never again. I have had success with Zenni, EyeBuy Direct and one other company whose name escapes me.
I see I’m not the only zennioptical fan in the thread... see what happens when I reply before scanning the thread.
Yes, I will. :(
If he has been playing outside at all, check around where he was playing. I always used to take mine off and lay them on the steps to the porch or in the crook of a tree or bush. I was 8 or 9 at the time, so a 5 year old might not even think to do that and they could be laying in the grass somewhere.
Make sure he didn’t throw them away on purpose. At his age I was starting to notice any differences between me and the other kids and I can tell you I would’t have been above chucking them down the storm drain (the most forbidding, mysterious place I knew of) if I didn’t like them.
I had a friend whose son was 6 at the time and he threw his shoes away because they "were ugly and didn't look like the other boy's shoes"(his words). So one day he comes home in his sock feet and no shoes. He said the tried to wear them out but they were to tough so he just tossed them. He didn't do it again after the tanning he got.
I second this. You are so right, five is the age where they begin to want to fit in. As well as the age of total absent-minded bliss. Their little minds are always elsewhere.
I made my folks crazy losing and breaking expensive glasses. Often outside, actually very often outside. Toyboxes, any kind of box, under things, especially under things you wouldn’t think you could put a pair of glasses.
My prayers and best wishes.
Prayers are offered that you will find your son’s glasses, and that your husband’s job will be secure.
We’ve lost things between the car seat and the console that is between the bucket seats. It’s amazing how black car seats hide stuff. I lost my blood sugar tester there a few years ago. I lost it so well, I bought a new one,,,,and of course I then found the old one between the car seat and the console.
Keep looking, you’ll find them!
When my 3rd son came home from school one day and said he couldn't read the black board. I told him to have the teacher move him to the front of the class, but he said he was already in the front row...He never had complained before of not seeing well...We took him to the doctor and he could read the letter E, that was all. He has been in glass's ever since (40 years). He was just not a kid that complained about anything...I was shocked at the doctors office....He was in the 3rd grade at the time.....GG
My daughter started wearing glasses at age 5. Her vision was so bad that she was shutting off one eye and had lost her sense of depth perception. She went to put a plate on the counter and missed the counter, dropped the plate right on the floor.
When we took her to be fitted for glasses she threw a fit and told us that we were wasting our money because she wasn’t going to wear the glasses. The day she got the glasses, they put them on her face and she never took them off. She was so amazed at the difference. She never ever lost or even misplaced her glasses, they were so important to her.
I know that doesn’t help you much. I’d look in the closet, the clothes hamper and where ever he undresses.
Check the laundry and around the washer.
Check behind the couch and under the cushions and put your hand down in the underneath parts. Same with the recliner and all other furniture. Behind, under and inside. As someone said, check the bed frame and under the mattress.
Check behind all the draperies.
Check his closet.
Check the yard.
I drove to the store, came back out and no keys. Went back into the store and couldn’t find them. Looked in the parking lot and under cars. Checked my purse. Looked all over the car. Still no keys. Had to have hubby bring me his set and ordered a new set for me. He searched the car. A week after buying new ones, found the old ones on the seat track but in the back. Never did figure out how they got back there since I hadn’t been driving from the back.
Do you know a psychic who will do a free reading or whatever it’s called? Yeah, crazy, but a friend couldn’t find her wedding ring for six months and on a whim went to a psychic who told her it was folded up in a lawn chair. She didn’t think it could be but she looked as soon as she got home and there is was.
Have checked all things you’ve listed as well as; my truck, the yard, the garage, the barn, the back and front porches, I went thru his rubber made totes that are makeshift “toy boxes” . I’ve went thru and looked in, on, and under anything I can think of in this house.
In fact, I even called my aunt a little bit ago and asked her if she remembered seeing them on the diningroom table Thanksgiving night and she did remember.
The table had just a couple of things on it besides our drinks but for some reason I feel that they were thrown away on accident.
They’re just not here and I’ve looked everywhere possible in the past several days.
Words cannot express the gratitude for all the prayers.
I’m giving up for the night and will start right back up again tomorrow.
I did however call our local lions club and left a message and havent gotten a return call yet and I doubt that I will at this hour LOL
Thank you all again and keep praying.
Glasses are FOUND ~ WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Again, words cannot express my gratitude for joining in prayer for finding my little one’s glasses.
I was ready to claim defeat and am so glad that I didn’t.
I was jumping around like a fool in thankful bliss.
I know it was all of our prayers sent up to our Lord and Savior that is responsible.
Blessings upon blessings be upon you and yours.
Hey! Don’t keep us in suspense. Where were they?!?
Yes, please do tell us where they were?
Maybe you could pay for them with your job.
I put in a request to the Patron Saint of Lost Causes (St. Jude), too.
Congratulations on finding them. When my mom missplaces things, she’ll look, but after awhile just sits in her chair and tries to be quite and prays. And more times than not will recall where she put it.
I recall my old man (RIP) would be looking for something (usually his keys or wallet) and if I was around he would look in the freezer or dishwasher or some weird place.
“I figured I better look in here - as that is the LAST place I would ever look. And you know - whenever I find what I’ve lost it’s ALWAYS in the last place I looked.” ;)
Well, I went and was klutzy and knocked something off of the end table and got down on my hands and knee’s to pick it back up.
I caught a small glare and did a triple take. WTH is that ? I wondered....thus the triple take.
In the “shadow” section between the couch and the end table is where they were. The ear pieces were laying perfectly on the lamp cord, folded and blending right in with the cord.
If there hadn’t been that little bit of glare from his lenses, I may not have found them for quite awhile.
I’m still yippin’ and yahooin’ and luckily I havent woken anyone up LOL
And more good news....... no winter lay off slip so far..... still prayin about that ~
Can you try training him to always put them in, say two or three designated places around the house when he takes them off? I know he is a little kid, but maybe use a reward system or something,
Perhaps set some special dishes around the house and train him to only put them in the dish -- then give him rewards for doing it each day.
Worth a try. Kids want to please and do things right.
There's the grace of God right there.
Oh, and you can always pray to St. Anthony when you lose stuff. He comes through every time. I have found things in the oddest places -- just like you described -- after having a chat with St. Anthony (I call him Tony.) I once found a contact lens on a football field at dusk. Two hours after we finished playing.
Congrats on your good fortune -- and may you continue to escape the pink slip!
I’m assuming that is a smarty pants reply, meant to belittle . However, I’ll answer .
I do not have a job. I quit my job right after he had his first eye surgery at 6 months old. And was running him back and forth 2 to 4 times a WEEK to childrens hospital. ( fwiw, he just had his third surgery at the end of September ).
Having a kid with mulitple vision problems and all the trips we had to make (and still make , although not as often now, thank GOD) ~ does not make time for a job.
He was ( is ) a *** lot *** more important to get his vision issues worked out and diagnosed than bringing home a few bucks ( after paying a baby sitter and gasoline for getting to and from work ).
So until he starts school next year, I am content being a stay at home Mom, even though with one income it’s a little rough or a lot rough in the winter time. I’d be even happier if I had that darn winning powerball lotto ticket in my hand LOL
Oh wow on finding the contact ~!
My little guy wore a contact in his left eye from 7 months til 2 years old.
We opted for that , instead of the lens implant at the time.
Then at 3 we had his 2nd surgery to scrape out all of the scar tissue from the 1st surgery ( cataract removal ) and then opted to have the IOL implant and then glasses instead of a contact.
I freakin HATED the sil-soft contacts. What a horrendous pain in the neck. But at 1 he got the gas permeable rigid contact and those were a lot easier.
Ever tried putting a contact in a 7 month old ? ugh.
Thanks FRiend ~
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