Saturday, September 13, 2008
A pair of glasses might be in Noah's near future. It started last November when his pediatrician suggested that I take Noah in for a eye exam. She just wanted a screening to look for any signs of strabismus, a sometimes inherited eye muscle disorder that I was diagnosed with at three years old, along with being far sighted. Back then, Noah's eyes seemed completely normal, but I called for an appointment anyway with the pediatric opthamologist. New patients were being booked two months out, and for some reason which now escapes me, I had to cancel our appointment several weeks before hand and had completely forgoten to call back and reschedule. Recently I began to notice in pictures that maybe....just maybe, one of Noah's eyes was sometimes not in sync with the other. It seemed to turn more inward. Was I imagining it? Jon didn't even really know. It was infrequent and so subtle, never obvious. Then this past week, one afternoon Noah was very tired and all of the sudden, momentarily, one of his eyes really seemed to be turning in! It was a little scary. My mother said that she noticed my eye crossing when I was tired, too tired to focus. So, the very next day I called the opthamologist and got an appointment. I told the receptionist our story and she was able to get us in, in two weeks.
Maybe this is nothing, maybe I'm imagining it. If Noah really does have a touch of strabismus, then most likely he will be given glasses and an eye patch to wear for a while. Oh gosh, the patch...I remember that.
One thing I know for sure though, if he is prescribed glasses, Noah sure does looks handsome in them!
I'll keep you posted.