The eye docs called; the glasses are in!!! Yay!
I took the Girlie up to the optometrist last week. I knew that her vision needed to be checked out.
Here’s the scoop:
The ‘kins is “hideously farsighted” (the doc’s words, not mine). She *can* be corrected up to 20/40 however; what’s more – when her vision is corrected her drifting eye/focus comes to dead zero. Which means that she won’t have to have surgery. This was a very real fear as both of her eyes (more pronounced in the left) drifted when she got tired.
Further, the doctor also confirmed that the reason she is having such trouble with letter and number recognition is because she can’t see them. Its hard to know what a letter/number is if all you can see is fuzz. *sigh!* I was starting to get a bit worried by her persistent lack of interest in reading. She likes being read to – she just can’t focus long enough on the letters without her head/eyes hurting. Being able to see without pain is going to make all the difference in her study habits. This is FABU news as she is starting school in August. Getting her glasses now will mean that she will be used to wearing them by the time school starts. That’s the theory at any rate.
Off to pick up ze glasses, Ciao!