I was born blind. When I was two years old, I had an operation on both eyes. I gained sight in my right eye. My left eye not so much. The doctor diagnosed me with Amblyopia, also well known as lazy eye. It causes decrease to no vision due to abnormal development of the eye. If left untreated, a child may never see from that eye. What happens is your brain tells that eye not to recognize anything from the poor seeing eye. My parents tried. Yet, the results were not good. I can see shadows from my left eye. Nothing more. I can’t read. As everything is blurry if I cover my right eye up.
The sad part is my daughter suffers from the same issue with her eyes. She use to see a specialist while living in Florida. I moved to Ohio, where they refused to do anything more than have her wear glasses and get new ones every year.
Both of sons have issues with their eyes as well. My oldest started complaining last year. He is 24 years old. I told him where to go if he needs glasses, to get them. As most of the people in our family wears them. He hasn’t done it yet.
My teen son mentioned something last school year about his eye sight. I got him in right away. The sad part, was he waited six months before mentioning it. His grades went from AB’s to almost failing. Since, he got his new glasses. His grades have went back up.
It is important to have your eyes checked. If you are having trouble seeing at all. You should make an appointment to go to the eye doctors. Don’t wait. Not doing this can cost someone their vision.
10 Signs you need to see an eye doctor :
1. You turn the font size up on your computer.
2. You squint to read.
3. You have trouble seeing as far as you use to.
4. You are seeing more shadows than normal.
5. You wake up with blurry vision. (It can be as simple as having diabetis.)
6. You see things floating in front of your eyes.
7. You have an infection
8. Getting migraines out of the blue for no reason
9. Sensitive to light
10. If you haven’t had an eye exam in the last two years.
Exercise : Close your eyes for at least 20 seconds, imagine this is what you will see for the rest of your life. Can you live with no color? Only darkness?
Do you or others in your family wear glasses? If so, what is the reason for the glasses?
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