Zoe had her regular eye appointment this morning. I had been looking forward to it for a while because I was anxious to know whether she has developed any binocular vision. Zoe was looking forward to it because she knows the eye doctor doesn’t give shots. She had been asking about the shots in particular for a couple of months now, especially since her last visit to the pediatrician did involve shots. The no shots is a big selling point for the eye doctor.
Her visual acuity measured at 20/25 and 20/30, which was good to hear. Last appointment, she hated the square shape and refused to say square or point to the square, even though she’d get every other shape right. This time, it was the house shape that annoyed her. Gotta love 3 year olds and their moods.
We got to give her ophthalmologist the Children’s Eye Foundation calendar that has Zoe on the page for December. We hadn’t told the doctor about it at our last visit (I think we didn’t know which pictures had been chosen yet), so that was a fun surprise. And I was happy to learn that Zoe’s prescription hasn’t changed. I had already decided we’d keep Zoe’s frames for another year (as long as they don’t get irreparably damaged), but it’s nice to get to keep the lenses, too. Though now they’re out of warranty, so we’ll have to pay to replace them if they get horribly scratched.
But the big news is that she did pass a couple of the stereoscopic vision tests. She reached out and tried to touch the square that she saw in 3-d! I am simply thrilled.
(Shortly thereafter, we got into a huge fight over whether or not I should have drank any of her apple juice – answer: no – but I’m going to focus on the good news of the day).