Before his brother arrives

With Robert’s little brother due to appear in the next couple of weeks, I thought it would be nice to post a selection of photos from his first two and a half years. It’s the first time in a while that I’ve looked through the photos chronologically – it’s interesting (for me) to see how he’s developed.

In case you’re wondering why he started wearing glasses from February 2012, he was diagnosed at that stage with strabismus, affecting both eyes. They also picked up that he had astigmatism.

Recently, following a year with the glasses and daily patching of his eyes, he had an operation to correct the strabismus. It went smoothly and his eyes are well-aligned now. He’ll continue wearing glasses, with custom-made lenses, to treat hyperopic astigmatism. Apparently treating these things at a young age can be very effective, so hopefully the long term effects will be no worse than having to wear glasses. In any case it doesn’t seem to have bothered him at all.

(Click on the images for big versions and captions.)

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