Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I took Drake to the pediatric opthamologist today because his pediatrician noticed at his last visit that he sometimes has a "lazy eye". I sort of notice it. It's very mild. I mostly notice it in pictures. I have seen some kids with CP wear patches over their good eye to strengthen the bad one. I sort of thought that an eye patch would be what the doctor would recommend. But no, he gave Drake a glasses prescription!

The doctor said he had a very mild "lazy eye" and that the glasses would correct it in one to two years. So, these are not permanent glasses. He said that he wouldn't attribute his PVL to the lazy eye, that lots of typical kids have it. I remembered that my little brother had a lazy eye, too, and wore a patch for a while. The good news is that the doctor said his optic nerves are perfect and sometimes the PVL incident causes damage to the optic nerves. So, we dodged that bullet!

Anyway, GLASSES! On my beautiful little boy! :) I know he will be so cute in them....


Cary said...

I can't wait to see pics Kelly! I think toddlers with glasses are just the cutest ever.

Hopeful Mother said...

I, too, will be excited to see photos of Drake in his new specs!

I just left a comment follow-up on Caryanne's latest post and your comment about feeling "gypped" on the twin thing. Yes, yes and yes.

It is so great to have both you and Caryanne since we are all in such similar places. It is nice to have someone to relate to.

Anonymous said...

I adore little boys in glasses!!!