Does anyone here have a child who is visually impaired?
I am fairly certain that my daughter (3 mos. old) has some vision problems. At birth she had an examination by an ophthalmologist who said that she had possible optic nerve hypoplasia. He scheduled a followup exam for her at 6 mos. because up until then her eyes will still be maturing. I am wondering now if I should see if he can see her sooner than 6 mos. though. She is not focusing very well on faces and she does not track objects. She does respond to light (ie: going into a brightly lit room, turning the light on etc.), but she has been seen by OT and an early intervention team both of whom suspect she has a vision problem.
My question is: When did you notice that your child had vision difficulties? What were the signs that you saw in your child indicating that there was a problem? At what point did you talk to a doctor and/or receive a diagnosis? Any suggestions for what we should do?