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Looking back...

As I stare at Miguel fast asleep in his crib, I can’t help but look back at our experiences together both good and bad.

When he was born, I remember holding him in my arms for just a few minutes before they whisked him off to the neonatal intensive care unit. 371 more words

Lessons Learned

Straight, No Chaser: Questions about "Lazy Eye" (Amblyopia)

We all get concerned when it comes to things that damage or put our vision in danger. As such, you should be aware of the most common condition causing visual problems in children. 622 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

Post 4: Second Opinion

After our less-than-impressive 16-weeks with the first optometrist, we decided to pursue a second opinion.  Mac was evaluated by another optometrist in October 2017 and her office and approach was different (and better!) than the first doctor in so many ways. 241 more words

Exotropia

Post 3: Sessions 1 - 16

We made it through our first 16-sessions and finally had a check up with the optometrist last week.  Going to vision therapy twice a week for 8 weeks was definitely a change to our routine. 555 more words

Exotropia

Specially Special Sister

I just filled out a form requested by a youngest and dearest sibling. She gets excited every time she does something for herself or anything about arts (she loves DIYs). 495 more words

Writing

Post 2: Starting Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy

The Optometrist that we’re working with recommends 16 sessions of vision therapy (two 1-hour sessions every week) between his assessments.  I scheduled all 16 of the appointments which fall between August and October 2017 because having the first “wave” of therapy on my Google Calendar makes me feel a little more in control of this situation which otherwise feels overwhelming, sad, scary, and frustrating. 306 more words

Exotropia

Post 1: Something is Wrong

The Boy Who Reads with One Eye

Hindsight is 20/20. Pun intended. I first took action related to my 7-year old son’s vision in August 2017 as he sat reading a passage with his tutor at my dining room table.  1,064 more words

Exotropia