Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Friday, August 28, 2009


Victoria is the first child treated at Cardiff to go straight into Bi-focals having not had glasses previously. She's getting on nicely with them - she uses them for close-work - her schoolwork sessions this week have been very good - one day we even ran over one hour. The patching continues - we visited the local hospital today where a slight improvement in the squint was noticed - Victoria is more readily switching from one eye to the other than she was which means she's more at ease with the left eye.
This morning I got some lovely photos of James doing schoolwork with Victoria - there was one funny occassion when Victoria correctly read the word turned over and James got it wrong!!!
I think that threading the little beads onto a large needle must be easier for her with her glasses on but i think that her left eye gets a bit tired - she stops working to rub it when we've been going for a while. We continue with the experiment hopeful of great things!

recent pictures

Victoria keeping safe beside the swimming pool in August.
This picture was taken in Cardiff at the optometry department where research into using bi-focals to correct a squint have proved profitable.
This one is, of course, at the wedding of Philip to this charming young lady, Becky on the 25th of July this year.
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