After mentioning Ezra's migraines last week, my friend immediately texted the suggestion of getting him a pair of anti-blue light glasses. Immediately after that, I got a call from the school's health room. Ezra was there, complaining of a headache. His eye was visibly twitching and he was worried he might throw up. They'd tried Ibuprofen and some time lying down in a dark room, but nothing was helping.
When I arrived, he looked pale and miserable. "It was Technogoly again!" he told me. "Technogoly always makes me catch a headache!"
(Technogoly = Technology = Computer lab.)
I ordered him the glasses as we walked back to the car.
(And also a lurking Instant Pot. We finally caved to the craze and have since gained 25 pounds from homemade Indian food. It's really amazing and WE LOVE IT but it will probably photobomb 75% of my photographs given that I have nowhere to store the damn thing.)
Ezra's now made it one whole week plus one Technogoly class without ANY headaches at all. I told him he only needed to wear them for screens but he likes them so much he only takes them off too sleep. Which probably is a good thing, since he's complained about the regular lights in his classroom bothering his eyes before too. We're continuing to check for other causes/triggers but so far, I am insanely pleased (thank you, fellow-migraine-sufferer Lydia), and more importantly, Ezra is happy and pain free and thinks he looks pretty cool.
I'm fine with him wearing the glasses all the time, but I did have to draw the line last night and tell him that no, you cannot wear your roller skates while scrambling eggs, please.
(Add that to the long list of Strange Household Rules I never, ever thought I'd have to declare, along with don't pretend to breathe on your brother, walls are not hand towels, and of course, no eating other people's teeth.)
At least he's wearing his elbow and knee pads? Kitchen safety is important!