My 16 month old daughter has +5 far sighted. We just found out a couple weeks ago. She needs glasses that will cost us $200 and our insurance doesn't cover them.
Everywhere I go with DD I get the same comment, "OMG, she is cross eyed, look at her, OMG". It pissed me off enough today to actually say something to the ADULT who pointed out that "wow, you are super cross eyed aren't you?" NO............she is not cross eyed actually, she is far sighted and almost blind!!!!!!!!!!!! He just looked at me and didn't say another word.
It really gets to me that adults are always the ones that point out that she is cross eyed (one eye drifts, she is not cross eyed) and make their children look at her eyes. What kind of acceptence are they teaching their children? DD can't say anything and most of the time I just ignore comments, but She is near an age where she will start understanding people and I don't want her to have issues with self esteem that she doesn't deserve.