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Had an opthalmologist appt the other day

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April 25th, 2008, 08:22 AM
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So Alexis went and saw the optho the other day. The doc is very pleased with how much sight she does have. After we upped her prescription for her glasses (she was severely nearsighted on top of the VI) to full strenght he was hoping for a little more improvement, but is very satisfied with what her vision is. Her left eye was 20/200 and her right eye was roughly 20/250 (at 20/200 letters that looked similar (G, O, C, D, or E, F and the likes she couldn't distinguish) but very different letters like A, W, K, she could identify and at 20/250 she could easily identify all the different letters). Interestingly, with both eyes, her vision was 20/150, which is what it was before we upped her prescription. But we are very happy with 20/150 as it means she has a world of about 8-10 feet clear and blurry out to 20 feet.

He still wants her using her cane, especially in unfamiliar places, as her vision is still not great and she definately lacks depth perception. So the cane will be a great addition and allow her travel much more naormally. We have decided on braille v large print. She has enough sight for large print, but the concern comes in as she gets older and more reading demands are put on her, will eye strain cause problems. So we are planning on continuing to learn pre braille skills and introducing braille to her.

Overall we are very happy with how the appt went, and the great news is . . . . . we don't have to go back for 8 months, and at that time, they will recheck everything and see if we need to change her prescription.
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April 25th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Glad you are happy with the appointment! Sound slike you have a good plan with pre-braille going!
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