"How I failed my daughter" Post by a mother who's child had preventable blindness in one eye.

Check out one mom's blog post on how she "failed her daughter" by not getting her daughters eyes checked.

"As a mom, I always did the precautionary stuff: Put the plastic covers on every outlet, bought the latest and safest car seat, put locks on all the cabinet doors. But what I never did was get my kids' eyes checked.

Not once.

It took her failing a school-wide vision test in first grade for us to know something was wrong. I was baffled, because she never showed any signs of vision problems. She was learning to read at grade level, played sports amazingly well and never once complained about things being fuzzy or out of focus.

Now, I realize, how could she tell me those things? She didn't know any better.
What she saw was normal to her; she had no idea she was seeing the world out of focus and fuzzy.

She was practically blind in one eye, and had poor vision in the other."

This is one great example of why it is so important to bring your kids in for a comprehensive eye exam and not just the school vision screenings at school. Looking at an eye chart is not an eye is a vision screening that can detect large vision problems. But why wait? You can schedule your child's comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Ashley Roth today. Call our office to make an appointment!

Read the full post here:

contact us