A delicate balance – that tipped

A delicate balance – that tipped

We’re always a little nervous and excited each time we have to go to a check-up at the Kennedy Centre, Denmark’s national eye clinic. Alma chatters merrily away about the ‘bear’ in one of the measuring devices she has to look in and use with a positive attitude. The...
Buying new children’s glasses

Buying new children’s glasses

Armed with a prescription with information about the new glasses, we headed into Copenhagen to find a new pair of glasses for Alma, precisely as we had one year ago. This time, we visited an opticians called ‘Brillebutikken’ on Teglgårdsgade in the centre of...
They couldn’t take any more

They couldn’t take any more

Well, it happened… the glasses have been pronounced dead due to ‘massive resistance’ on the sofa. Of all the times when it could have happened, it could have been far worse. The new glasses are in production and will be ready in 10 days. Fortunately, Alma’s old and...
Fluttering eyes

Fluttering eyes

Alma’s eye has a tendency to glide out towards her ear when she is tired, for example, or when she tries to look at something far away. It also ‘flutters’ once in a while.Over the last couple of days, however, both her eyes have been behaving differently from usual....
Incredible… 50% vision!

Incredible… 50% vision!

Today was the day of Alma’s six-month check-up at Kennedy Centre (Denmark’s national eye clinic). As always, we were quite excited and despite all the odds in terms of the statistics stacked against us, her visual development surprised us positively again. They...
40% vision – YES!

40% vision – YES!

Shortly before our summer holiday, we took Alma for her regular sight check-up. She had celebrated her second birthday a couple of months before the check-up, and now knew a fair amount of words. During the period leading up to the check-up we had practised with some...
Other people’s reactions to an eye plaster

Other people’s reactions to an eye plaster

Shortly after Alma’s eye plaster, we began training her eye with an eye plaster. This took some getting used to, not only for Alma and her skin but also for us as parents and family.We quickly discovered that it was easier to keep the eye plaster on Alma when we were...