Astigmatism in children
A week ago when Darling went to fetch Ethan from BaoBei, the teacher suggested for Darling to send Ethan for an eye check-up since he is unable to see the strokes that the teacher wrote on the white board. I was quite surprised as I never noticed Ethan squinting his eyes or anything at home but we sent him for a check-up nevertheless.
Ethan has seen me going through all these check-up procedure before so he very well knew what to do :D
They told Ethan to look into that machine and stare at the house. They also told him to stare until he sees an Angry Bird flying out! LoL! Ethan was staring and staring and finally told them, “NO Angry Bird oso!!” Hahahaha…
The test also shows that Ethan has astigmatism. Astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp focused image on the retina.
They then proceeded to put eye drops into each of Ethan’s eyes.
4 types of drops per eye. Luckily this boy was very cooperative. We had to wait 45 minutes to 1 hour before they can conduct another check on his eyes so we went to grab something to eat first.
An hour later Ethan went into the consultation room to read ABC.
The optician gave Ethan a final test before we go to pick his glasses. Ethan is not suffering from Myopia but his Astigmatism is quite high. We also don’t know what causes astig but the only way to correct it is by the prescription of glasses.
Thank goodness Ethan is not making a big fuss with his glasses and enjoys wearing them instead (unlike his Mommy who refuses to wear her glasses).
My handsome four-eyed prince :D
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