Well, we did it. Made the transition this weekend from a two eyed toddler to a four eyed toddler. ;) Layla got her new glasses on Sat and is doing fantastic! She can definitely see more of what's going on around her and man is she ever FAST now! It's like she was super cautious before because she couldn't see much and now she's off like a lightning bolt! I'm wiped out!!
We got two pairs (is "pairs" supposed to be plural, or is it "two pair"??) of glasses for her - one "every day / daycare" pair and one "oooh, you look fancy" pair. She actually likes them both a lot, so that's a relief. We're trying to get her transitioned and used to wearing glasses with her everyday pair to prevent her from breaking the fancier ones but so far, she's been doing great with both. It's just so amazing to see that she literally has a whole new world around her. She can see so much more, is more brave, talking more (if you can believe it) and has more energy already!
Hopefully we get a good report from her teachers at daycare today. Being the overly protective, worrisome mom that I am, I walked in today with a fancy "Helpful tips for getting Layla to wear her glasses" sheet (by fancy I mean that I went and bought decorative paper with fancy stars all over it). I also brought a full sheet of stickers so that her teachers can reward her each time she wears them (and of course, enough to share with the class).
For anyone who ever has to go through this, I highly recommend getting your little one a doll or toy that wears glasses. Very hard to find for some reason, but I ended up falling upon a "Little Einsteins" character, Leo, at Walmart. He wears glasses and talks and sings so Layla really likes that and has been carrying him everywhere. I also brought a bunch of little party favors to have on hand as prizes for her when she does well with her glasses - bubbles, stickers, rings, etc.