It's crazy how fast things can be put into perspective. Last Friday, when Ellie had her 18 month check up, I talked to the pediatrician about Ellie's left eye going in towards her nose sometimes. She noticed it and recommended we see a pediatric ophthalmologist. I wasn't too worried because I've been to the ophthalmologist pretty much most of my life ( I have really poor vision ) and Ellie's eye isn't that bad. Yesterday my mom and I took Ellie to the doctor and after some tests and looking around, she told us that Ellie has a form of strabismus, called accommodative esotropia It basically means that when she focuses her eyes turn inward and look crossed. By wearing glasses it should reduce the focusing effort. I was really upset because I didn't think I would hear that she would need glasses. I thought maybe a patch for a few hours a day for a little bit. I guess to me, glasses seem more permanent, but the more research I do the more I'm finding that there is a good chance as she grows and her eyes change, she might not need them.
I know I'm completely over reacting and making a bigger deal then it is. I felt even worse when we were back in the waiting room (Ellie had her eyes dialated and we needed to wait a half hour) and this little boy probably around 3 1/2 years old had a seeing stick and as he played with the puzzles and toys he held everything about a half an inch away from his face. And I'm freaking out about Ellie having glasses! Shame on me. seriously. After her appointment Nick and I took Ellie to a few places and picked out some cute frames. They are called Miraflex glasses and are specifically for young kinds because they are made out of a rubber and have a elastic band to keep them on. I'm also thinking about seeing another pediatric ophthalmologist to get a second opinion. We still ordered her glasses and I'm sure this other doctor will say the same thing (I hope), but I just need to make sure for myself.
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