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Her appt today was a call back as she failed the last one on naming/identifying objects at a distance.
She repeated it today and did no better. Her right eye is particularly weaker than the left. Up close she could name all the objects - house, fish, apple, foot, train.
When the lady stood at distance, sometimes she said nothing (Tash), so she mustnt have been able to see them properly. Other times she got it wrong. She kept saying the apple was a ball, and the train was a foot.
In fairness, the pictures were teeny, and I even thought gosh thats hard. But the woman said she should have done better, and was borderline on failing the test.
So - we not have to wait for an appt for a test at a different clinic to see if she actually needs to wear glasses.
I personally have never noticed anything wrong with Tashas sight, and am desperately hoping she is ok. The lady said she could well be fine, but best to get it checked out.
Fingers crossed all is well with my babies eyes.
Love Cherry x
:hugs: (I know the smilies aren't working but you get my drift!)
Better to get these things checked out so if she needs glasses she gets them sooner rather than later. And many littlies who need glasses grow out of it so fingers crossed for Tash too
Aww hun I am sure she will be fine, my cousin had to wear glasses for a wee while when she was about 4 but she has perfect vision now, ((hugs)) to you and Tash
Why did she have an appointment in the first place? Did you have concerns or was it routine - Kyle has never had his eyes tested!!!
I'm sure Tash will be fine - and you get such cute glasses these days - not NHS monstrosities of old!
I have worn glasses since I was 5 and am going to be 30 this year eek!
Its really not that bad and come on the fact that she thought an apple was a ball is really not fair to say she is going to fail the test.
By all means get her checked out but when i was little the HV told my mum I was blind and that I would be really slow in school.
Well i have poor vision but I am by no means blind and I have a degree from university so I tend to ignore a lot of things the 'experts' say.
Why not test her a little at home to see if there is a difference. i mean right now I know that DS sees better than I do and that he has great hearing like me as he hears things DH cannot pick up.
Don't worry and even if she has to wear glasses she will be even more gorgeous than she already is. (people think they make you look smarter y'know)
heehee thanks for the replies girls. Andie you made me chuckle then. One of my friends said she will look uber cute in glasses :-)
I personally think the test was a bit hard really. I mean the ball and apple were pretty similar, and the foot and train were the same shape - except the train had circles for wheels. I thought Tash could see them fine, she was just confused ie: apple ball, they ARE similar at long distance to a 2 year old.
Im quietly confident the next test will be fine, but it still niggles away at us doesnt it.
Noo Noo - she had her first eye test before she was one, because I thought she looked cross-eyed (mad 1st time mummy moment and all that). Anyway, since that appt, they have checked her about every 6 months or so. Today would have been the last one if she had sailed through it, but as she didnt they are just checking all avenues.
Aw, poor Tash! I bet it was all a bit overwhelming for you and like you say, a ball and an apple are pretty similar.
Hope she gets through the next one fine.
:hugs: Poor Tash I am sure she will be alright and you are probably right if the objects look so similar she was getting them mixed up your are her Mummy and know her better than anyone else and if you haven't noticed any problems then I don't think there can be anything major going on or you would have noticed.
Hi, I used to do those eye tests for a living before Lucy came along. Most two year olds would say ball for apple and I often got rollerskate, for train!!! I shouldn't worry too much, especially as it was the first time she'd done that test (called Kay Pictures). I always used to give a copy of the pictures for mums to practice at home for the next test, and if you can practise matching games, also, this will make the test more accurate. I bet the orthoptist would post you out a sheet if you rang her. Best of luck, and don't worry, all children are longsighted, some more than others, and glasses may only be needed temporarily xxx all the best, email me for more advice if you want xx becca
Thanks so much for that Becca. V.much appreciated xxxx :-)
awww poor tash but its early days - try not to worry too much
aw, hope it all goes ok, i wore glasses from about the age of 4, including eye patches on my right eye to strengthen the other eye - it wasn't too bad and looking back i did look cute in my little specs!
hope tash is ok (havent readl all the replies so sorry if ive missed something), lots of love xxxx
ps i'm confident tgat ben will need specs at some point - seeing as me and his dad do!
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