Originally Posted by Storm Bride
I took her in today. Holli's post and a couple of things I've noticed in the last week or so finally got me off my butt. I feel like crap. Her vision is quite poor - very short sighted, and pretty bad astigmatisms. I can't believe I didn't pick up on this. I thought she was, at worst, slightly
short-sighted. How could I have not realized this? She sat there reading out letters - incorrectly - while I looked at the chart and tried not to cry.
Don't beat yourself up. Kid's vision can change drastically over a few months, and they still may not complain about it, because it's a gradual enough change for them. My oldest dd's vision changed drastically between 7 and 8, and even after she'd gotten glasses, I didn't realize when she needed new glasses (after only 6 months) until we happened to be in an odd situation, discussing something far away, and she was baffled that I thought she'd be able to see it.
There's no way to know how long this has been an issue.