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I can see clearly now . . .

Well, actually Madison can. She had an eye doctor appointment last night.  I changed her from the pediatric ophthalmologist to the eye doctor Bill and I go to.  It's just down the street, and it's covered under our vision insurance (whereas her ophthalmologist was not).  The amazing thing is that we've been going to the other place for 2 years, and I learned more about what's up with Madison's eyes last night!

Now, we ended up at the ophthalmologist when Madison was 3, because she had a lazy eye.  The glasses were to correct it.  What I was never told was that she has a refractive error in her eyes, so she'll always wear glasses.  She'll always have to wear glasses.  Unlike adults, they also don't give them the full prescription right away either.  They slowly work their way up.  This explains why every single year her prescription has changed.  Also, until they get her to her full prescription her depth perception sucks.  For us, this explains a lot.  We couldn't figure out why she can't catch.  Well, that explains a lot.  If you don't have depth perception that would make it quite difficult.

Now, we wait for her new lenses.  These still aren't her full prescription, but her new doctor has already told us that she's putting Madison on an accelerated schedule to get her up to where she needs to be.

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4 thoughts on “I can see clearly now . . .

  1. Hi,

    She doesn't necessarily have to wear glasses for the rest of life. Refractive eye surgery has advanced to the point of being very safe and it is getting more and more affordable. 10 years down the road it will probably part of standard health care coverage. All the best to you and your family!

  2. This sounds a lot like my son. He has been wearing glasses since he was 3 as well and the dr. said he will always need them and wouldn't be a candidate for laser surgery. He is 9 and I'm looking forward to when he switches over to contacts because his glasses are constantly getting scratched or broken.

  3. Hmm interesting stuff. Crazy that the other doctor didn't think to explain this stuff to you so you'd be prepared, especially the lack of depth perception. That's kind of an important thing.

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