Friday, August 9, 2013

Little eyes...

No Friday baking today, because I had to take Marley to a paediatric eye specialist... At her healthy kid check the nurse and doctor 'discovered' that Marley has a squint in her left eye when she smiles... I have always seen it, it matches mine, and my Dads, I never thought twice about it... But they thought it might be related to her vision, so off we went... I was incredibly stressed about this, having about 10cm of vision, and having had glasses from the age of 5...  The idea of my little girl feeling anxious playing sports, in the water, waking up unable to see her room, all the things I have gone through, I don't want for my kids...

The experience was good, the games they play to test vision are good fun, Marley was so interested, she forgot to be shy! Haha... They did lots of tests and finally gave her eye drops, which we had to wait for them to develop... This brought back my uneasy feelings, I have many years of memories of sitting in waiting rooms unable to see, ergh... One last set of tests, and she got the all clear! Her squint is just like mine and Dads, just a squint, she has great vision and fingers crossed she won't need glasses... Relief is an understatement!

Dilated pupils...

2 comments:

Kate Davis said...

I'm glad the squint is okay. I'm taking my daughter to the optician next week before she starts school, 4 maybe on the young side, but my husband has very poor eyesight so if she is going to take after him I'd rather know sooner than later.

corrie said...

Over here (Australia) they give them a preliminary eye test at the age of 4, I think it's good to get in there at an early age... Especially if the parents have bad eye sight... Definitely a good thing :)