It’s one of the most common questions we get when people ask us about Zoe’s glasses: how did we have any idea that she needed the glasses? At first, I got tired of answering that question so many times, but then it occurred to me that many of the people asking were parents, worried that maybe they’d missed some test for their child’s eyesight, or that there might be some sign they didn’t know to look for. If they have a child young enough, and seem like they’d take kindly to it, sometimes I tell them about the Infantsee program, but usually that’s not the case, and I simply tell them our story, that Zoe’s eyes were crossed enough that there was no mistaking it.
So how about you? How did you know your child would need glasses — or what led you to have your child’s vision checked? I imagine the answers will vary quite a bit depending on the different vision problems.