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Parent in desperate need of help...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 20, 2008
  • 04:44 PM

I have a two, soon to be three year old in October. He is healthy, very well behaved single child. Almost too perfect which makes me worry. About a month back my mother was down and said he has a little bit of a lazy eye. I "maybee" could see it but my wife freaked out and took him to the eye doctor. The one hour apt. turned out to be a three hours. The diagnosis was Accomodative Esotropia Amblyopia (He also has stigmatisms) His eyes were +9 in both eyes and she perscribed +7 eye glasses to help with the correction. She said without corrective lenses there is a good chance he would go blind. She later called me on her own time which was nice and spent a 1/2 hour talking to me. I questioned her accuracy the said she was 100% confident in her measurements. My question is how can my son recognize charachters on the TV, small toys around the house. To me he displays no behaviour that he would have this severe of a vision problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. i have a tough time believing this diagnosis even thought she has a very great reputation in my community.

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  • My 5 year old son has a similar problem with his eyes. We took him to the eye doctor when he would occasionally go cross eyed. He too seems to see very well. Our only real concern was the wandering eye. The doctor gave him a pretty high prescription I thought. He hates wearing them and says that he can't see with them on. I think he just has to adjust to the new vision correction. Although when he wears them I have noticed he doesn't go cross eyed as often. As far as your son is concerned I would continue with the prescription the doctor gave. Make sure to make a follow up visit. And ultimately if your unsure about the diagnosis, I would make an appointment with a different optometrist. Hope this helps.Good luck!
    Irishluck628 6 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 09:15 PM
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  • Thanks for the response. My son is now in bi-focals +11 and is doing much better with his sight. Loves books and stuff now so its deff. been a good thing..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 10:08 PM
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