However when her eye was still turning at around 18 months, and seemingly getting worse I headed back to the doctors for a second opinion. Thankful this time we were really listened to and Evelyn got referred to see the Optometrist for them to have a proper look at what was going on.
A few months later our appointment arrived and she was given some tests. Its turns out she has severly reduced vision in her left eye, a bad squint in her left eye and is very very long sighted. The optometrist said that when Evelyn is doing something seemingly simple like watching TV, the concentration its takes her to see this is the equivalent to 5X more concentration than we would take to read a small print like a newspaper.
Evelyn was given glasses (she chose a Gruffalo pair and a Witch and Chips pair) from our local Specsavers and was so excited to wear them.
Its been around 6 weeks now since she got her glasses and we went back for our follow up appointment Monday. However the news wasn't what we wanted, whilst some improvement has been made in her right eye the left eye and her squint hasn't improved.
The optometrist has decided the best option for Evelyn is so give her a patch along side her glasses in the hope this will strengthen her left eye. I really worried she would hate the patch but she has taken to wearing it so well! She calls her self a pirate and the funky stickers she was given to put on top her patch certainly help.
I am so proud of how well Evelyn has adapted to wearing glasses. She's only 2 and a half and whilst she struggled keeping them on at the beginning she now happily keeps them on for most of the day. I felt so sad for her when we first found out she would need glasses, as a parent you never want there to be anything wrong with your child. I am confident though that these will really help her in the long run and that is definitely the main thing!
Does anyone have any experience of this with your children?