Log In Sign Up

Eye Exam??

Forum: 2010 Playroom


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To 2010 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
January 16th, 2012, 06:19 PM
irish luck's Avatar *Callie*
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5,843
Have any of you gotten your LO's eyes checked? I have not, Logan had a vision check today at school which made me wonder if any of you have gone to the eye dr?

I am taking Logan (he was refered from the school ... sending me into a panic) so I am getting an appointment for Gavin too

The sheet sent home from school says every child after 6 months should be checked..... just food for thought (and so you don't have to feel guilty like me for not taking Logan before now)

THANK YOU Jaidynsmum

Gavin Betsy
Reply With Quote
January 16th, 2012, 06:22 PM
alethia's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 18,623
i haven't for DS or for DD yet. For DS i'm going to b/c he's over 4 now .. and stands close to things - so he's showing signs. Not yet for Kaylee though ... she isn't showing me any signs that she needs one. I didn't get my first eye exam until i showed signs at 11.
Reply With Quote
January 16th, 2012, 06:29 PM
irish luck's Avatar *Callie*
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5,843
In Canada OHIP (the goverment) covers the full cost for eye exams for kids up to 20 (and after 60).... do u girls have to pay in the states?

THANK YOU Jaidynsmum

Gavin Betsy
Reply With Quote
January 16th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Pupcake74's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,580
Callie there are so many different insurances here in the states. It really depends on your situation.

I have not had Easton's checked yet but plan to when we all go in this year. Its free with hubby's work insurance. Hopefully there won't be a need for glasses and it will be more of an experience that he can get use to. Ashley didn't get glasses until she was 5 and Brandon was 7.

Reply With Quote
January 16th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 32,940
We didn't take Nathan until right before Kindergarten started, but he wasn't showing any signs of needing to either. That will be the plan for the other kids, unless their regular doc suggests it based on checking their eyes or if anything seems odd. I have glasses, hubby had corrective surgery, my mom and dad and 3 sisters all have glasses/contacts and hubby's mom, sister, and brother all have them too. Only his dad doesn't, but he's color blind, so still have issues! So it's more of a when than if the kids will need them.
Reply With Quote
January 16th, 2012, 09:44 PM
AtomicMama's Avatar CopperBoom!
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MI
Posts: 14,754
I haven't, and I figure I'll do what a lot of the other PPs have suggest and wait until school aged unless it seems like he needs it.

My insurance doesn't cover it. I could add Max to my vision, but it would be $20 a month, which would be more than paying for an eye exam out of pocket.
Amy: Wife to my Handsome Husband Mommy to my superhero, Max (3) and Luckiest Bonus Mama to Sammy (5)

Reply With Quote
January 17th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Countrymom4's Avatar Chrystal
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 3,639
I just took DS#1 this year, he is 3. with the girls I took them at 3/4 then depending on the report how many times after that. DD#2 has a lazy eye so she has been wearing glasses to correct that. So we have been there every 6 months with her. Hoping this next one she can take them OFF !!!

Reply With Quote
January 17th, 2012, 11:56 AM
K_photo_mom's Avatar Krista
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,443
I take my kids to see an opthalmologist when they turn 2. I have a condition that can be hereditary, so I want to make sure I catch it early if one of my kids happens to have it.
Reply With Quote
January 17th, 2012, 01:02 PM
amonstersmomma's Avatar Coetta Dawn
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 4,520
We havent taken Caleb and dont plan oon it unless he shows signs or the pedi recommends it. I hope everything goes okay with Logan's appointment!
TY *Kiliki* for my awesome siggy!

Reply With Quote
January 17th, 2012, 05:52 PM
white.house's Avatar Kelli
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southeastern, USA
Posts: 11,407
We did, but only because there is a program here that some practices participate in that allow you to get a free full exam for children younger than 1. It was actually really neat to see their techniques for a baby!!
I am sorry you are worried and feeling guilty about Logan! HUGS! You've done nothing wrong!!

eli grey [9.15.10]
jude lawrence [11.9.12]
forever loving our best girl, finley [born still 10.30.11]
Reply With Quote
January 17th, 2012, 07:02 PM
irish luck's Avatar *Callie*
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5,843
Thanks girls for making me feel better, like you always do

They didn't call me back today so I am going to call back tomorrow

THANK YOU Jaidynsmum

Gavin Betsy
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0