Friday, February 25, 2011

Katelyn Got Glasses

We decided to take Katelyn in to the eye doctor to see if she might need glasses. She has been having a hard time reading and we wanted to see if that might be why. I took her in on Wednesday and she did need glasses. Kate is farsighted but her right eye has 20/20 vision and her left eye has 20/25. So the problem is that when she trys to focus, her right eye will focus but then her left eye is out of focus. So if she trys to focus her left eye her right eye will go out of focus. So she's always only been able to see well out of 1 eye. The doctor said we were really lucky because most of the time a person will develop a lazy eye because they only focus the one eye and the other one doesn't get focused enough so it becomes lazy. We are so blessed she has been able to use it enough to prevent that. The glasses will help prevent that from happening in the future. So I'm really glad we decided to take her in.
She picked out her own glasses and she was super excited to get them. We picked them up yesterday and she looks super cute! We are hoping that this helps out with her reading.
We also found out that she has a bulging optic disc in her left eye. Another reason I'm so glad we took her in. The doctor took a picture of the inside of her eye and found that in her left eye her optic disc is bulging a bit. She could have been born this way or it could mean that there is some pressure on her optic nerve from her brain. Which if that was the case would not be good. But she doesn't have any of the other symptoms so we need to just keep a close watch on her and take her in if any of the other symptoms develop. She will need to be checked every year to make sure that it isn't getting bigger. I'm so thankful to live in a place where we have such great medical professionals who take such great care of their patients! Kate loves her new glasses and we love that they will help her.

5 comments:

Celeste said...

She does look super cute! And she looks more and more like Mike everyday! Glad she is good! :)

ryannsharidamontague said...

oh my goodness, dede! She looks so cute and grown up in her glasses!!!I miss you guys!! Take care!

what a life said...

she looks way cute in them and looks older!

Heidi Gail Richhart said...

Katelyn- those glasses are super cute. And they will definately help you. You look pretty sophisticated and cool.

Krista Neil said...

Oh my goodness, what a cutie patootie :)