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*UPDATE* I'm so nervous! Cole's eye specialist appointment is tomorrow morning.

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I don't know why I'm so nervous. I am fairly sure he will need glasses and an eye patch. I hope he doesn't need surgery. It seems to be done only for cosmetic reasons, which he doesn't need since his eye doesn't move which is why we didn't know there was a problem. OY! I think I'm hoping that they are just going to tell me that the regular eye doctor was wrong and Cole is fine. LOL


Update: Well, he needs glasses and an eye patch. Surgery wasn't off the table, either. *sigh* He is older than they like to see and told me he is right on the cusp of them being able to help. The fact that schools usually do I exams in 1st grade kind of hung in the air. Cole is only in second grade, though and just now 8 so I'm just going to ignore the quietly implied criticism. Maybe it was more in my head because I, myself, feel so guilty about it.

by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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mem82
by Platinum Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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8) Thanks! You always make me smile.

Quoting kirbymom:

 I am so glad to know that he only has one of them. That is better than being both farsighted AND nearsighted. Whew!  I am both, so having two different visions is extremely annoying.  Just make sure you keep off the guilt complex and I know that everything will be alright. And anytime you need some cheering up, just ask me and I will be there in a flash! :)   

Quoting mem82:

farsighted

Quoting kirbymom:

Yes, I had to be assessed the same way. For me as the child going through it, it was so very maddening. I had to do all the "ridiculous" things and I just wanted it to be over with already. :)   For my mother, she was so worried tha I was about to lose my eyesight. Something else you might find comforting and even useful is if your son is sitting watching tv, he could put a hand over one eye and watch tv that way for a time and then do it with the other eye. Doing this several times a week will greatly improve his eye strength. And do it at different places, all the while getting further away from the tv. Is he farsighted or nearsighted? 

Quoting mem82:

8) Aw Thanks! That's very reassuring to read! I don't know about pinholes or anything patch related, yet. We ordered his glasses and he will wear them for 6 or 7 weeks, then we'll go and get the patch stuff.

Quoting kirbymom:

Aww mem! I am not happy that you feel so guilty! Stop it!  You have no reason to feel that way. Things will be alright. I promise. And you know how I know that? I know that things will be alright, because I have been in your son's place. I had the same exact thing said about me and I WAS in a public school! So, just because he isn't, does NOT mean this would have been caught by them in an eye exam!  I had to wear a patch too. Over both eyes at different times. They also wanted to do surgery on me because I also had crossed eyes that they thought wouldn't fix themselves over time. But my eyes did fix themselves over time. And so will your son's eyes. As long as he wears that patch for however long the time was determined then his eyes will get stronger. When he wears his patch, will it have to have a pin hole as well?   

Quoting mem82:

I don't know why I'm so nervous. I am fairly sure he will need glasses and an eye patch. I hope he doesn't need surgery. It seems to be done only for cosmetic reasons, which he doesn't need since his eye doesn't move which is why we didn't know there was a problem. OY! I think I'm hoping that they are just going to tell me that the regular eye doctor was wrong and Cole is fine. LOL


Update: Well, he needs glasses and an eye patch. Surgery wasn't off the table, either. *sigh* He is older than they like to see and told me he is right on the cusp of them being able to help. The fact that schools usually do I exams in 1st grade kind of hung in the air. Cole is only in second grade, though and just now 8 so I'm just going to ignore the quietly implied criticism. Maybe it was more in my head because I, myself, feel so guilty about it.







romacox
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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Thank you for the update mem82.  I was wondering about him.

As  for guilt, all moms can relate to that.  I guess it goes with the territory.  But  don' t feel guilty about not turning your child's education over to someone else....that is a badge of honor to be proud of mem82. 

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