Sunday, November 2, 2008
So several months ago, people began asking if Ireland had a "lazy eye".
We hadn't noticed anything ourselves, but when we looked, we saw that
one of her eyes was "drifting".
Her pediatrician recomended a specialist (who knows how to check little
eyes who can't read letters off a chart).
Her appointment was today at 9:30.
We waited in the appropriatly named waiting room for a good hour, and
then saw the Dr.
He used some animal toys and a prism to check her eyes. Then came those
It takes 30 minutes to dialate a child's eye, so it was back to the
As the drops took effect, she got more and more fussy.
Eventually they checked her again & wrote her a prescription for
Yes, my 23 month-old daughter has to wear glasses.
It turns out her eye was trying to focus, and that's why it's
not "straight". The glasses will help her focus without straining her
They had an on-sight glasses shop (which sells *small* frames) & we
picked out a cute pair. They should be ready in about a week.
So, we shall see how she adjusts to this change in lifestyle.
Sadly, when she got her papa's eyes, it wasn't just the color.