Sunday, February 14, 2016

Crazy Eye

Ayden Jane has mild strabismus in her right eye. We call it her crazy eye. Maybe that sounds a little cruel but it doesn't bother Ayden Jane. Typically, when she is tired or has her glasses off for a period of time, the right eye starts to struggle to stay aligned.

Ayden Jane's OT has been working on some things to help her strengthen the right eye and get it to coordinate better with her other one. In the long run, if she can get her eyes working together better it can be super helpful with writing, finding things on a page, looking up at the board or teacher and back down, sports.... pretty much everything.

Today Ayden Jane was swimming for a little bit and after swimming I noticed she hadn't had her glasses on for a bit and had even played a bit on the ipad with no glasses and guess what?  No crazy eye. That is huge. Then I started to think about it and I honestly don't remember seeing her eye turn in for a few weeks.

Now, I'd like to hope that this is a complete victory, but I know better. There is more work to be done, but her eyes are responding and the muscles are getting more coordinated and stronger. The eye doctor said that if she wore the glasses enough and her eyes got stronger - no more crazy eye - he would be able to reduce her prescription and maybe (and it's a big maybe) she would be able to get rid of them.

Every little bit makes me happy. Need to celebrate the little victories!!

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