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Moms who have kids in glasses!!!!!!!

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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 My oldest is 10 and she is getting her glasses this week. I was told that we should discuss the possibility of having eye therapy............have your kids had that. i have never heard of it.

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by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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jabs54
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:03 PM

 My husband and youngest dd has had glasses since they were 3 yrs old.  I've never heard of eye therapy?  What is it?

JenniL05
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:06 PM

I'm not sure what they mean by eye therapy...My son was supposed to have his eye patched and we went through that...long story my kiddo was born with a cataract. When my brother was young he was supposed to do eye exercises where he would cover one eye and focus on something and then the other... Do they know what the problem is?

retsillacam
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:07 PM

no, he just has the glasses. I am having a hard time getting him to wear them at home. He wears them at school well though.

okhsmom
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:08 PM

MDs don't prescribe eye therapy.  Optometrists do.  Go to an opthamologist, not an optometrist for your daughter's eye care.  Seriously, vision therapy is a crock.   

 

oops, meant to add that is my opinion.

kerijeanbean
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:14 PM

My son has had glasses for a couple of years now.  Are you referring to the use of a patch to strengthen one eye?  It can help to correct a lazy eye or crossed vision.  It forces the person to use their non dominant eye.  It can be very helpful if you and your child stick to it. 

marilyn623
by Member on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:20 PM

bump- my 3 year old has glasses, i have no idea what eye therapy is

canthaveboys1
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:21 PM

 Well she reads a lot and every once and a while she will have a lazy eye. When that happens she turns her head so she can read with one eye and that eye is stronger than the lazy eye.

We went to pearl vision and got the exam and glasses ordered. The therapy is at one other place and they are not accepting new patients or our insurance. So I didnt know what the therapy all entailed.

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canthaveboys1
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:22 PM

 I dont think I will have a hard time with her wearing them. That is a good thing.

Quoting retsillacam:

no, he just has the glasses. I am having a hard time getting him to wear them at home. He wears them at school well though.

 

http://www.firstgiving.com/forpaige


Lets help find the cure for autism!!

canthaveboys1
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:24 PM

 

Quoting okhsmom:

MDs don't prescribe eye therapy.  Optometrists do.  Go to an opthamologist, not an optometrist for your daughter's eye care.  Seriously, vision therapy is a crock.   

 

oops, meant to add that is my opinion.

 That is kind of what I was thinking. We went to pearl vision to get the exam and glasses ordered. They wanted to do a referral somewhere else that does the therapy. Our ins is not accepted there and they are not taking new patients.

http://www.firstgiving.com/forpaige


Lets help find the cure for autism!!

canthaveboys1
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 3:29 PM

 there is no way I will get her to wear a patch. She will refuse.

Quoting kerijeanbean:

My son has had glasses for a couple of years now.  Are you referring to the use of a patch to strengthen one eye?  It can help to correct a lazy eye or crossed vision.  It forces the person to use their non dominant eye.  It can be very helpful if you and your child stick to it. 

 

http://www.firstgiving.com/forpaige


Lets help find the cure for autism!!

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