We found out last week that Sam needs glasses. He has Lazy Eye.
I brought Sam in for a routine eye exam and the ophthalmologist said it was a good thing we brought him in early. Apparently, the earlier you catch Lazy Eye the better. He seems hopeful that we may be able to have this corrected by the time Sam is 12. For some people (like my brother) it is not correctable. Sam's Lazy Eye is not as bad as Will's -- there is no evidence of crossed-eyes yet, but the doctor said his eye muscles were classic Lazy Eye and they would have started to cross if we had not caught it when we did.
He is very cute in his glasses. For about 10 minutes after he got home he held on to the walls and doors as he was looking down. He was very tentative walking -- the floor must have seen so "close" to him compared to what he was used to seeing. But soon he was running and jumping about.
So far, we haven't had any problems keeping them on him. He's taken them off only 3 times so far -- which is quite good really. He keeps saying, "no want glasses anymore..." but he keeps them on. We're only on the first "full day" of glasses, but he seems to be adjusting.
On the way home from the optician yesterday he kept saying to Josh, "Me so cute with glasses."
And he's right! Look at him!