Updated--OT: I need to vent..witout having my SO judged by people we know.
Long story short our just turned 5 yo failed her vision screening at the pediatrician last week. I took her to the Optometrist and had a full screening done. She is extremely farsighted. My gut instinct said that I should get her checked by a pediatric Opthamologist. I made an appointment thinking that it would be a few months away. They had a cancelation for this week, so we are going in tomorrow.
Now to my vent. My SO doesn't think that we should get our 5 yo glasses on the basis that she may outgrow this. I don't think she will outgrow this and it will likely get worse.
I have been paying attention to things that I didn't really "notice" before. She is complaining of headaches, that words are "fuzzy", she can't read on my iPhone, her writting is getting worse, her phonics grades are slipping if we aren't sitting there reading the answers to her....not doing the work, but reading it to her.
We are the type of parents that both need to be on the same page before we will make a decision about something unless we are in a life threatening situation. I would like to see her get the glasses so that she can begin to flourish again. We are talking about a 5 yo who is reading on a 3rd grade level at this point. She is reading a junior edition of Little Women and loving it. It pains me as her mom to see her struggle.
Does anyone have any suggestions that I can use to help get him on board?
BTW He does have glasses, but he is nearsighted and legally blind without his glasses.
Update: We went to our appointment today and it took about 2 1/2 hours. Daddy went with us. The Opthamologist told us that our DD is on the upper end of moderate Hyperopia. He thinks that if it isn't corrected soon it could lead to a lazy eye that won't be easily correctable the older she gets. He says that she does accomodate pretty well now, but could certainly use the glasses. Daddy is really considering this and I am going to do a little more digging to help my case.
I really don't want anyone thinking that he is this horrible person because he isn't. We butt heads occasionally when it comes to the kids, but when it happens we are both trying to do what is in the best interest of our children. We love them both dearly.
Thank you for ALL the support and encouragement!!!!