Fraydo The Dragon: A Very Big Problem!
by Author Courtney Spain Aragon
One day, a few years back, I noticed my little boy’s eye wobble inward. Ever so slightly. And just once. Never to occur again. I was told he was fine; that these things sometimes happen to very young children.
But I felt something was wrong.
So, mostly going on instinct, I reached out to a pediatric ophthalmologist who encouraged me to bring my son in to have his eyes examined and vision checked.
The result was that my son had extremely poor vision! Just like Fraydo the Dragon. No wonder he was leaning too far into things, stepping on toes, crashing into friends, missing that ball toss; and was NEVER content to sit and watch. Our son was given eyeglasses and his eyesight was literally saved.
But our vision journey was not over. Eventually we learned, through our son’s amazing pediatric and developmental optometrist, that he needed progressive (multifocal) contact lenses to truly make his world sharp and clear. Now that he has them, he can see near, far, and to the sides. Best of all, he can now learn through observing and live a richer life — because now he can see!
I want to thank the ophthalmologists and optometrists out there for helping families like ours, and for encouraging us to take a proactive approach concerning our child’s vision health.
If we hadn’t ….well… the ending to Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! would be very different.
— Courtney Spain Aragon, Author