Since we found out that Liam was nearsighted back in Jan, we've had to see the doc every 2-ish months for an eye exam. We went in Jan, April & yesterday. We didn't get great news yesterday-- L's vision has declined pretty rapidly in the past 6 months. He's gone from being mildly nearsighted in Jan (-1.5) to moderately nearsighted in April (-4) to severely nearsighted yesterday (-9). The doctor said that his vision will continue to decline as he grows, but that she hopes it will start slowing down in the future...She wants to see him again in a month.
She mentioned some other treatment options in the future that might slow things down if he continues to get worse, like bifocals or a special kind of contact lens. (I don't even want to imagine the scenario where I have to attempt to get contacts in a toddler's eyes.)
Google is scaring the sh*t out of me, reading the risks that people who have a high level of myopia (nearsightedness) face-- things like retinal detachment & macular degeneration. The more severe the myopia, the higher the risk of complications. I was too stunned at the exam to ask many questions, but I need to make a list for our follow up appointment next month. I can deal with my kid wearing glasses-- no big deal. But the thought of him actually losing his vision is terrifying.
To end on a positive note though, we picked out some new frames yesterday to (hopefully) help camouflage his insanely thick new lenses. (We've moved into coke bottle lens territory.) These are the ones we ordered, in a darker navy blue.
Are any other 9/10 kiddos in glasses yet?