I'm calling the eye doctor in the morning. Hopefully they can see her this week (schools go back on wednesday so hopefully kids all had their appts already : )
Any BTDT stories? Any ideas? I'm feeling so crazed about the stairs! this last fall had me shaking- she was almost upside down at the bottom of the stairs- she hurt her head, back, knee and thumb! poor thing
I don't even know what my question is, other than looking for commiseration/advice/support/etc. Thanks!!!
I hadn't thought about an eye sight connection. At DS' last physical our GP did note that DS' vision seemed weaker than the year before (according to their very fast chart test) and that we could arrange to have his vision tested more conclusively. He asked if DS has ever had headaches; he never has. He also mentioned that kids usually have vision difficulties picked up once they start school and have to copy work from blackboards etc but becasuse DS is honeschooled and not needing to do that it's probably not necessary to have glasses etc yet.
Anyway when you go make sure they check for ambleopia.
Liz, thanks! I'll probably pm you after i learn more.
She could be going near sighted & it is usually more in 1 eye than the other. I was 7 when I got my glasses. We had moved into our new house almost a year earlier. I don't remember getting my eyes checked, just Dad picking me up & driving me to the city to get my new glasses. I had a hard time walking at first because everything looked so different. When I got home I realized for the first time since we moved in that the lino on the floor had squares on it, I thought it was just brown.lol
My oldest is 8 & has had glasses for 1 1/2years. she needs hers done again and will end up getting a new prescription. For her she was getting headaches & said her vision was foggy. She blinked alot too. She is blinking again and does say that things aren't as clear. We did have her eyes checked at 6 due to the headaches. He said her vision was changing but it wasn't enough to warrant getting glasses yet.
My 6yo I am guessing is going to be getting glasses soon. She does get headaches due to low blood sugar. But she says that sometimes things go out of focus and she can't always bring it back right away. I don't know if it is her vision or if she's making it do that.
Not very helpful for an older child...
By the way, covering one eyes is a major sign!
I think your general practitioner is NUTS! My daughters vision was checked at about 14 months, found she had an astigmatism... I had problems with her insurance she has worn glasses since a bit over two... and I just found out her eyes don't focus together and she has only 15% depth perception. We are doing more testing with a developmental ophthalmologist and will most likely do vision therapy. She is five now. Just because the child isn't copying of blackboards doesn't have any bearing on whether the child needs glasses now or later that is absurd, only an eye doctor should be making that call! I'd get a new Dr. ASAP!!
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