Trip to the Eye Surgeon

I took Nathan to see his Eye Doctor who treats his strabismus (lazy eye) on Thursday. It is a 3.5 hour drive each way which seems a lot longer now that he can ask “Are we there yet?” every five minutes.

The latest report is that we’ll keep patching & keep watching his eye (which we’ve been doing since he wa 9 months old) but he still doesn’t want to do any surgery. Yahoo! So, we’ll go back in 6 months & see if there has been any improvement.

The other awesome thing that happened is that Nathan fully participated in an eye test. The assistant covered one eye & asked him to read the letters up on the wall. HE KNEW THEM ALL! He did this with both eyes & scored perfectly. He was even reading the teeny letters that I had to really concentrate to see.

It turns out he is just a little far-sighted, which is perfectly normal at this age. NORMAL!! Did you hear that? My son knows his letters better than his peer group (according to the assistant) and is “normal”. Average. The same.

I never thought I’d get excited about “normal”, but after years & years & years of testing that shows he’s below average, it was nice to hear “normal”.


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