My DDs eye started going crossed around age 2. It started happened while she was eating and looking closely at her food. Over the next few months, I took her to 2 different eye doctors and both said if they couldnt get her eye to turn in, in their office then it wasnt a big deal. I felt extremely brushed off. My husband assumed that the doctors knew best, and that her eyes were fine. Meanwhile its getting gradually worse, and to the point where her eye was turned in more often than not.
So I took her in for a 3rd opinion. I brought pictures of her with me. Of course at the office her eyes are straight, because she is really alert and paying attention. This doctor almost wasnt buying it either, but after playing with the flashight for awhile he saw her eye finally turn in. He was going to do a retinoscopy either way, but he wanted to see what I was talking about for himself. So we did the drops that dialate the pupils, and he did the retinoscopy. "OH MY!' he says. He keeps putting lens after lens in front of her eye. She is extremely far sighted. She needs a +4.00 prescription for each eye. He said it was good we caught it because she could have gone on to develop a lazy eye and that would have been more difficult to fix.
Looking back it makes sense. My daughter does not like doing activities that require looking close. She hates coloring. While she will flip through books, her eyes do go crossed, and they cross everytime she eats.
I am so glad she will finally be able to see. My question is; How do I get her to wear her glasses? I dont want it to be a fight, and I dont want it to be a control thing between her and I.
Her glasses should come in the mail anyday, and I bring her with me to check everyday, to try to get her excited. Thats the only thing I have done about it so far.