If I am short-sighted and the twins father is colour blind then what hope does the girls have for perfect vision? Ods are my child will be wearing glasses. It is known poor eyesight is genetic with colour blindness more dominant in males as the deficiency is carried on the X chromosome. On the other hand shortsightedness is combination of genetic factors but it also runs in families. If you look at my family all six kids wear glasses on a range degrees.
I started to lose my vision around 5 years old and every progressive year my eyes got worse and prescription increased. The lens technology was not what you have today as each year my glasses literally got thicker and thicker. For years I had a box with every pair of glasses I ever wore – big plastic frames, as I could not stand having no peripheral vision. I wore glasses until I was 14 but I hated it. I hated it as I felt it restricted in sport (running and swimming), it contributed to low self-esteem and teasing. I could not even see my face without my glasses and would peer intently in the mirror with them off. People used to want to try them on and recoil in horror at the magnitude of the subscription.
When I was finally allowed to wear contacts the disposable ones were not yet in the market. The fun bit was picking different shades of colour. One year I had eyes almost purple. Now days since I rely so heavily on my contacts I almost forget that I am so heavily dependent on this extra aid to help me see. Contacts are so discrete that no one would really know I am severely short-sighted. I have considered the laser surgery but the cost is not a priority.
I do worry that my girls may inherit their parent’s bad eyes. They still guess through their colours but chances are they may need glasses to see the blackboard like I did. When did your child start wearing glasses?