Well today we had a rough day...
At the beginning of the summer i took my son to his 5 yr well child appointment. He was perfectly healthy except in one area... His vision. The year before he failed the eye exam, however the Doctor didn't seem concerned. He said its common for kids at age 4 to fail the test due to a couple of reasons, 1. they cant focus and 2. they aren't a 100% with shapes, letters etc. But this year when he failed the test with the exact same results it sent up red flags. The doctor then referred us to an optometrist to have it looked into a little more closely.
The results were bad... I knew this but didn't expect it to be this bad.
His vision in his left eye is 20/400 (legally Blind).
They then prescribed him glasses hoping it would help strengthen his eye. They said at this age there is always a chance for correction. They just needed to train the eye to be stronger. He has had is glasses for 2 months now and has finally gotten used to them. I hoped at todays follow up there would be progress and good news.
I was wrong.
They said his vision even with the glasses is the same. How? because he not only looks over his glasses, but because his eye has never know a clear image. So it is having trouble processing images through the glasses. This means the images are still blurry for him. So today they told him he would now have to wear an eye patch, all day/everyday for at least 2 months.
The first sobbing words out of his mouth were, "I cant look like penguin!!! I'm batman!!! Mom penguin wears an eye patch and he is a bad guy weirdo... now im going to look like a bad guy weirdo!"
It has been a very hard day for him, every person has asked him what happened and he starts crying every time. Poor Guy. So any eye patch crafts or activities you might have would help. Lets hope the next appointment goes better. This is going to be a painful and hard process for him. He already can't see and has started complaining of headaches.
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