The weekend (close enough) Jul 26, 2021 10:06:02 GMT -6
Post by mc13 on Jul 26, 2021 10:06:02 GMT -6
I just realized I said near sighted, E is far sighted too! She has a +2 prescription up top and a +3 bifocal on the bottom. I would give the glasses a try for a while, but I personally would hesitate for surgery this young as most kids DO outgrow it by age 8 with the help of glasses. We've been through 2 pediatric ophthalmologists between NJ and now NY and neither ever mentioned surgery. Yeah, we patched for 2-12 hours a day over the course of 2 years, but that did it for us. There's a FB group called For Little Eyes - a group for parents of young kids in glasses. And don't be afraid to get a 2nd or 3rd opinion if you weren't happy with how they seem to handle things. Our first eye doctor totally disregarded my concerns and said she didn't see anything wrong.
They didn't mention esotropia but did give her a glasses prescription. That very well could be (probably is) her diagnosis, they just didn't go into much detail, which annoyed me. I was surprised but she's actually far-sighted, with astigmatism in her left eye. She crosses most up close, so they're hoping the glasses will help resolve the issue but mentioned trying a bifocal lense if the first Rx doesn't do the trick, and then looking at muscle surgery if the bifocal also fails. I was really surprised there was no mention of eye exercises or patching.