This community is amazing and has a wealth of experience between all of us. So “Ask Little Four Eyes” is your chance to ask the full community. If you have a children’s glasses or vision-related question, submit it here and I’ll post it to the blog as well as the facebook page and group. I’ll collect the responses and update the post with those responses. – Ann Z.
I posted here before when i first found out my daughter has accomodative esotropia and needed glasses , that was 3 months ago. She is now 23 months and 3 weeks old. It was totally devastating for me at first, i spent so many days crying about it, but still im glad we found about it early,.. anyway at first she screamed and threw it away every time I tried to put them on for her (thank goodness I bought the flexible type or she would have broken several glasses), and with lots of patience (and showing her kids wearing glasses in tv shows and several youtube videos) she started wearing them much longer than before, she takes them off several times a day but they are on most of the time.
Anyway, i still feel sad that she has to wear them at her age (some people commenting that she is sooo young to wear glasses makes me feel upset) but I keep focusing on the main goal and that is glasses will make her vision improve.. slowly but surely.
The thing that bothers me is that when she started wearing her glasses her eye is moving inwards more than before when she takes them off, and I’ve read that it’s normal but I still wonder if I could get her to make an operation before becoming 10 yrs old to adjust the esotropia and keep wearing the glasses till fully healed? Anyone did that before? I just don’t want her to be subjected to anyone commenting on her esotropia when she enters school or hurting her feelings.
I’ll start by saying that I understand the desire to protect your daughter from unkind comments. From your question, it sounds like the times your daughter crosses her eyes is when her glasses are off. In my understanding, with those cases, surgery is not recommended. She crosses her eyes to focus through her farsightedness. If she had muscle surgery, it would mean that her eyes are over corrected when she wears glasses (which she’ll need to correct her farsightedness). In our experience, as Zoe got older, she’s been able to hold her eyes straight, even when her glasses are off.
Others who have experience with this, please chime in…