I took Aaron to the eye doctor yesterday for his check-up. He has blue eyes, which dilate quickly, and he ends up with just a small rim of blue.
He is one of the lucky kids. His amblyopia, lazy eye, was discovered in a preschool screening. A complete shock, since his eyes are straight and there was nothing to indicate a problem. Patching went about as well as patching does with little kids, although now there is indication that less patching time is required than we used to think. He was willing to wear his glasses.
His corrected vision ended up 20/20 in each eye. Like I said, one of the lucky kids. I am so grateful.
After the visit, we went to The Gruff for lunch, probably our favorite spot. Cheese pizza and fries and tots.
We revisited the patching days and about his being one of the featured little kids at a fund-raiser for vision screening. I'm sure he helped inspire people to dig deep and donate for the next little kid.