***Twin fraternal girls born at 35w6d in 12/2008***
keg:The pediatrician did a basic exam when we were in for DDs' 4 year visit.nbsp; My optometrist said to bring them in when they are 5/before they start K because DH and I both have bad eyes.nbsp;
The pediatrician did an eye exam at both DS and DD's 4 yr check ups. DS did okay with the first eye and terrible with the 2nd. The nurse and I just thought he was over it(terrible mommy moment). He had never complained about not being able to see so I didn't think much about it. At his 5yr check they were more thorough and recommended we see a pediatric ophthalmologist because his vision in his left eye was terrible. He now goes every 3 months and is wearing glasses and we have to patch his good eye every day. I wish I had done more after his 4 year check.
DD will start going for an annual check at 5yrs.
Lulobug22:Ds1 is four and has an eye condition Duane's retraction syndrome do he goes yearly for check ups. Its a missing muscle in one eye so he can't move his eye all the way over to one direction. We barely notice it. He has been going since age 2 and luckily has great vision. I don't know when we'll take ds2 I probably will ask eye dr at next visit. I am thinking age 4 or 5.
We did his exam last week and he did GREAT. The doctor said his vision is almost TOO perfect for this age, so we need to keep an eye on him to make sure his vision doesn't change too rapidly. I have horrible vision, and DH just got his first prescription for glasses, so I wouldn't be surprised if he needs them eventually. We'll get him checked out yearly!
Thanks for all your advice!