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January 4th, 2008, 08:01 AM
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For those children that have obvious vision problems or delays, how to you deal with random people who give you funny looks or make comments?

Alexis is very obviously delayed and her vision problems are very apparent (she has constant nystagmus) and we'll be out somewhere and we get looks but rarely comments. I tend to ignore the looks, and if someone makes a comment I usually just smile sweetly and say yes she is disabled but we love her anyway.
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January 8th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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For those children that have obvious vision problems or delays, how to you deal with random people who give you funny looks or make comments?

Alexis is very obviously delayed and her vision problems are very apparent (she has constant nystagmus) and we'll be out somewhere and we get looks but rarely comments. I tend to ignore the looks, and if someone makes a comment I usually just smile sweetly and say yes she is disabled but we love her anyway.[/b]
Difficult one, I'm really dreadin this. Get paranoid already cuz its apparent at baby groups that there's sometgin up with Honey's eyes.



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January 9th, 2008, 07:06 AM
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Its frustating for me too. Some people are well meaning and are curious, not judgemental or anything, but other people just look at you funny and give you looks that seem to mean you are a bad parent. GRRRR. I don't like those people.
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January 11th, 2008, 09:09 AM
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Nathan doesn't have any *obvious* vision problems except he wears glasses.... and EVERY time we go to town I get at least one person asking, "Does he really NEED the glasses?".... like I'm letting him make a fashion statement?
I tell them Yes he needs the glasses, he is legally blind in his left eye. And I leave it at that... I don't know what I would do if people were staring as I am not *tolerant* of some things like that, lol.
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January 15th, 2008, 02:34 AM
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Nathan doesn't have any *obvious* vision problems except he wears glasses.... and EVERY time we go to town I get at least one person asking, "Does he really NEED the glasses?".... like I'm letting him make a fashion statement?
I tell them Yes he needs the glasses, he is legally blind in his left eye. And I leave it at that... I don't know what I would do if people were staring as I am not *tolerant* of some things like that, lol.[/b]

OMG they wouldn't dare say it to an adult, its surprisin how insensitive ppl can b.
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January 15th, 2008, 07:57 AM
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Nathan doesn't have any *obvious* vision problems except he wears glasses.... and EVERY time we go to town I get at least one person asking, "Does he really NEED the glasses?".... like I'm letting him make a fashion statement?
I tell them Yes he needs the glasses, he is legally blind in his left eye. And I leave it at that... I don't know what I would do if people were staring as I am not *tolerant* of some things like that, lol.[/b]

OMG they wouldn't dare say it to an adult, its surprisin how insensitive ppl can b.
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It is amazing that people think they have the right to just say whatever they want and not care. Though these are the same people that if you ask them an insensitive question, completely flip out on you. Go figure
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