This question comes from Bowenian Mom whose two sons both have extreme myopia (nearsightedness) – Ann Z
How many of the parents on the site are dealing with potentially lifelong or increasingly bad vision problems? With such extreme myopia, my boys have thinning of the retinas and are at risk of retinal detachment–and we all know what the worst case scenario is. Also, their Rxs got so much worse between their first several exams that I just worry so much about rapid decline (though thankfully, we found out yesterday there was no change in my 3 year old between age 2 and 3). Are the other parents here mostly dealing with temporary problems or lifelong ones? I feel I have mastered today: the fact that my children need glasses, the constant comments, helping them to care for their glasses, finding an incredible PO, etc. But I still struggle most with the worry over tomorrow.