A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

E is for EYE appointment

Last month, when Hannah had a check up, she had her first vision test.

She didn't do so well.

So after playing phone tag with the referral coordinator at the pediatrician's office, and postponing an appointment date until after everyone would be over the chicken pox, we found ourselves visiting the eye doctor today.

Fortunately, they had movies, because we were there for an hour and a half. (E is for Exhausted, I might add.)

E is also for Electronic Entertainment, as seen in this shot of Sam using my iPad and Furby using his DS.

She looks awfully little in that big chair! She did great with the exam, and even held very very still to let them photograph her dialated eyes. The only part she didn't like was the dialation drops, and Hello? who does, y'know? But she was a trooper, and charmed everyone in sight, of course.

The good news is, no glasses now. 20/60 in one eye and 20/80 in the other. He's concerned about the way she shuts one eye to try to see things; maybe she's got some double vision going on? The bad news is, another visit in 6 months, and pretty much guaranteed glasses by age 10-12.

Her brothers think she'll look adorable in glasses. I try not to think about the 33 minutes it takes to get to the office that our insurance covers, and the fact that I know from Experience with Annaliese's Eye surgery that they are chronically behind and their appointments go l-o-n-g. Is it bad that I would rather have them tell us she needs glasses and then visits once a year than "let's watch it closely" and visits twice a year? Maybe I'm underestimating the work that goes along with having a very young child in glasses?

At any rate, now E is going to be for figuring out if Everyone has Eaten so we can all veg in front of the computer screen together for a while before bed. We don't do cable or TV, but one of my kids got me/us hooked on the show Psych. It's our guilty vice. I even bought red vines to pass out as our snack, hence wanting to make sure that everyone has Eaten something reasonably healthy before we get started.

Good EVENING all!

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