Shawn’s FIRST eye appointment
Today Shawn had his very first eye appointment. He went to a eye specialist that Faith has been seeing since she came to live with us.
As many of you already know Faith has glasses and has an issue with strabismus (lazy eye), so what do you think was my biggest concern with Shawn? Glasses, of course! And maybe patching his eye, at least. Shawn can’t stand it when you touch his head let alone put something on it…like glasses!
After Shawn’s appointment De-Ann told me Shawn doesn’t need glasses (at least at this point) but unfortunately he has to be patched for the next month 4 times a week for 3 hours…yes, you read that correctly, 3 hours.
Patching: where you put a patch over the strong eye while you use the lazy eye. The idea is to make the lazy eye stronger, to turn it back into a normal gaze like the strong eye.
I can’t imagine how much he is going to like that. And I can’t imagine how easy it is going to be to have him keep the patching on his eye for that long. It was hard enough for Faith but Shawn I’m sure is going to be much harder. Let’s hope not.