A Little More Strabismus

This morning we were at UCLA before our 8am appointment. I know from past experience that two families will have 8am appointments, but one family will sign in first, and they will be first. Alexander had an eye exam, no┬ádilation, but an exam nonetheless. I thought that today they would schedule a surgery, unfortunately even after two sets of surgery, nine years of wearing glasses and diligent patching Alexander’s eyes aren’t in perfect alignment. I thought his right eye turned out a little, but it’s actually his left eye coming …

How I Taught My Nine Year Old to Wear Contact Lenses

Alexander has worn glasses since he was five months old. I know there will be a million questions about how you get a five month old baby to wear glasses. I’ll address that another day, but in plain and simple terms: you just do. When your child needs to see, you find a way to give them vision. When Alexander was seven he started asking about contact lenses. His doctor promised him that at nine he could get contacts. At eight and a half Alexander started nudging me to make …