Man have I been on the emotional roller coaster of mom guilt. I finally got him into Dr. Lipsky at Thomas Eye Group. He was wonderful. It was determined that his vision is different between his eyes. He is too far sighted on the one side. He basically has a mild form of what I have had since I was 18 months old. Thankfully he will not need surgery but he will need glasses permanently. I am SO sad for him that he will have vision issues the way that I did/do. I know a lot of kids wear glasses but a lot of that is for something they grow out of. He won't grow out of this. Maybe it's more common now to be a kid with glasses but it stunk when I was growing up and I hated how I looked. I was just really hoping that DH's portion of the gene pool would kick in. Hopefully his genes will prevent braces b/c I had those too. HIs glasses will be in next week. I hope he wears them and I hope they help him. I teared up multiple times yesterday, including when we were trying on glasses. I remember how much I disliked wearing glasses so it makes me sad that he will have to too. I do have to say that the selection is much better now than it was. He will take it in stride. He tried on a black pair and said "look mommy, I'm Mr. Potato head" lol.
Sorry this was long it's hard to be told that there is something 'wrong' with your child, I am glad that this is something very minor that in the grand scheme of things and life is no big deal.