There’s been quite a bit of discussion in the Photo Gallery comments sections on the guilt that we parents often feel (myself included), especially when we first learn that our child might have vision problems. I wanted to acknowledge just how common this is. I was floored when I started talking to other parents and realized I wasn’t the only one to be really upset by the news, even though I knew intellectually that Zoe’s eye problems are relatively minor, they still really threw me for a loop. It’s easy to wonder what you might have done to cause it, how you could have missed the signs, but eye problems are not result of anything we did, and the signs can be so easy to miss. But if you’re here, it’s probably because you’re getting your child’s eyes treated, which means you’re doing everything you can to help your child and there’s not a thing to feel guilty about (at least in terms of your child’s vision – those thank you notes I still haven’t written, those I can still feel a bit guilty about 🙂 ). I don’t have anything profound to say beyond that, other than to let everyone know that they’re not alone in those feelings.