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How do they get a script for kids glasses? I can't imagine he did well at the whole "better, worse, or the same?" thing.
They have machines that can approximate your prescription as an adult, I assume they could use something similar. I could also be absolutely wrong with how they do it.
My daughter was 18 months old when she got glasses. When I asked they explained bag it had to do with light refraction or something like that when they shined the light in her eyes. Once she became more verbal, they were able to ascertain based on, for instance, do you see a red apple, red balloon, or red dot. Things like that.
I see a red blob!
And that’s when they upped her prescription lol
I see red.
That is called a skiascopy
That's the only thing I could figure. I don't/didn't know for sure such a machine existed, but I assumed. That or they just try on pair after pair after pair until one makes him smile instead of cry.
Sounds about right. For some reason I thought glasses would look cool when I was really young so I lied to the optician to make it seem I had bad eyesight. They knew I was lying.
You probably kept moving the prescription in contradictory directions :P
And by “approximate” they mean.. absolutely nail it way better than the “better, worse, same” routine but if they admit that, it means you could get your prescription and contact lenses from a redbox type machine inside a Walgreens and eye doctors would lose 90% of their business.
Not really. There's consideration of astigmatisms and what range do you want your sharpest vision. Also contacts don't come in -3.7654.
Okay, 75%. I have an astigmatism and the lil farmhouse machine nailed my script. And you could still use the script from said machine on the plethora of online glasses places.
Exactly this. The A or B is to pinpoint the script but the little machine where you need to find the farm house or whatever roughly guesstimates it.
Omg I thought the farmhouse machine was irrelevant because it always happens at the end!!! I’ve been bamboozled my whole life
They use an autorefractor to determine an estimate on the prescription. They use this on small children because they can’t always get an accurate estimation whether or not the prescription is right. If they can communicate with the patient, then they will do an acuity test after to narrow down the prescription to the optimal magnification.
Yeah, kids don’t know letters n shit.
lots of them have E's at various orientations so they just have to make the hand sign with the appropriate orientation.
For earlier than that, they have some with pictures.
For earlier than that, they can use machines that shine rings of light and figure out how much magnification they need to make them come to focus on the back of the eye, then turn that into a prescription. (autorefractor)
The machine approximates when children are pre-verbal. Once they can speak, there are various image-based charts that can be used to refine the prescription.
We use a device called a retinoscope and loose lenses to determine refractive errors on infants and nonverbal patients (like for example some of my geriatric patients that have developed aphasia from brain damage). You can determine a their script by neutralizing a light reflex that you’ll see when using a retinoscope and then you compare your results to aged-match normal. It’s a hell of a lot more accurate and consistent than using an autorefractor on a baby that doesn’t understand instruction and can’t hold still in a machine. I tried telling a baby to look at the red barn/air balloon but they insisted on being shifty.
Edit: Source: I’m an optometrist
The autorefraction which everyone is telling you about works, but from my experience it's easier to do a skiascopy on younger children.
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Everytime I see this kids happiness from seeing clearly for the first time, it hits me right in the feels.
I've seen this gif posted probably 20 separate times, and I will never not stop and watch it.
It makes me happy.
Every time I see this I think to myself, those glasses look like their upside down.
You sweet summer child. All I see is repost karmawhoring
I mean theres that too. Doesn't make the child seeing clearly for the first time any less significant tho.
I like this response
Is he not turtley enough for the turtle club?
Man, that movie does not hold up after reaching adulthood.
I was maybe 10 when I saw it and I never felt like it held up then 🤷♂️
Dana Carvey was on some serious drugs. That movie was terrible. Yet, I still say that on a fairly regular basis.
I got roasted on here somewhere for saying that, lol. People seem to still love that movie for some reason.
Turtle turtle is one of the greatest lines of all time. Wanna fight about it ? Because I’m ready to friggin scrap
Yeah but only if you do the shoulder shrug thing with it
Is it just me or are those glasses upside down?
Yes, they totally are. This baby can probably only see 50% better and he's still so happy though.
Came here to say this. At the end.. are they being flipped? Need to know. Why did they stop filming ARGH
I wondered the same thing!
edit: I looked again at the arms/temples and they absolutely are on upside down.
No they’re miraflex glasses.
He can now see ALL OF THIS SHIT.
When my daughter got her first glasses at age 2, she, very loudly, pointed out bird shit on the ground excitedly on our way from the optometrist's office to the car.
So the glasses worked. Nice.
Wife: Oh wow, he looks like a little minion
There are machines that approximate measurements until the kid is old enough to tell a doctor which hot air balloon is clearer. I was born blind almost but my vision has been improving all my life, but I grew up before any of that technology was largely available. I remember clearly the first time I sway through glasses, it felt like the coolest superpower ever. According to my doctor I have extremely limited depth perception which basically means I’m less than stellar at sports but I am still so happy to see and fascinated by vision and sight that I’m totally happy wearing glasses forever.
Found footage of baby bubble from trailer park boys.
“HOLY FUCK BOYS!!”
Are the frames upside down
Is that baby Rick Moranis?
Not the mama!
Ha. I was thinking Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys but you’re absolutely correct.
What kind of eye condition does he likely have that would present itself at such a young age? Is he just really near or far sighted and would his eye sight decrease at a higher rate than normal as he ages?
Haha could you have a dorkier looking kid 😂
Goddamn that's an ugly ass baby
That'd be such a trip, going from assuming the world was fuzzy blobs and not knowing any different, then bam, everything is fucking Ultra HD 4K.
I bet he always had a headache from trying to focus.
My son had this same experience. For the next 6 hours, this toddler walked around the house picking up anything he could and just stared at it. Like see the world for the first time.
Anybody else notice his glasses look upside down?
These are also the best kind of videos.
The day these posts don't make me smile is the day the last part of my soul dies.
+1 for title
“No no no no no no”
“So this is what seeing is like”
Someone on the other thread mentioned a theory that at this age what kids see is kinda comparable to like an acid trip...so yeah, this kid's seeing some shit.
That little kid is like....no, no, no, no................realization hits........fuck yeah!
Looks like a ninja turtle
Is it just me or do they look like they are upside down
holy rick moranis
Seeing a 3D movie for the first time
Is it just me or does he look like tommy pickles?
Somebody reverse it. I am too lazy.
Heis now seeing every shit
Can someone reverse this gif pls lol
This is awesome and everything, but why do the glasses have to look so dorky lol. (Even if they were upside right)
Now he can sub to this subreddit.
His little fist pump is so cute!
Are the glasses the right way on?
I was the same the first time I tried on “Readers” in the drug store. Didn’t realize how bad my eyesight had become.
I see what you did there
This kid looks like a ninja turtle
Oooooooo... so those are leafs.
Bubbles as a baby?
When the edibles finally kick in.
My boy Tommy Pickles
Wow. How bad are his eyes?
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He’s like “what’s goin on... this is so cool, wait... it’s still cool. Ha.”
That’s the sweetest damned thing ever.