I just got off the phone with the school nurse. She was doing eye tests today of the children in DD's 1st grade class and she said that DD was having problems naming the letters or pictures from a 10 feet distance...in fact, she didn't get any of them right. Nurse was surprised that we haven't noticed her having problems seeing at a distance.
DD was a 9 week preemie, so up until two years ago, she was seeing a Pediatric Ophthalmologist annually. Doctor would perform eye tests and DD always did very well.
Over the past couple of months, DD has been pretty obsessed with wanting glasses (so much that ending up buying her a fake pair from Claire's for her 7th birthday next month). We keep telling her that glasses are only for people who need help seeing and that she sees fine, so she does not need them. Of course, we then get that she can't see......
So I'm thinking she is faking it because she wants to wear glasses. Nurse agreed that this is a possibility and told me a couple cases she has had where kids doing just that (one was after DD in the testing today). So I'm going to do some little tests at home to see if she can see or if it is something that we need to be concerned about and Nurse said she'd wait until first week in February (AFTER birthday, so AFTER she gets glasses) to re-test.
Has your kid ever done something like this?
UPDATE: I talked to DD about this when she got home from school and she eventually admitted to lying because she "wanted glasses so bad." I knew it! LOL
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