Hello. My name is Abby. I'm eight years old and I was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when I turned two. My parents work hard to help me make sense of the world around me and this blog is meant to help others understand my world and my journey with Rett Syndrome.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Glasses

After Abby's opthamologist appointment, we picked out some new glasses.  Don't they make her look older? We got an extra pair to use as a spare.  Hopefully this will reduce the number of times we have to go back to replace nose pieces and reshape frames.  When she was younger, she would pull them off a lot.  She doesn't bother them too much now, but Logan keeps taking them and bending them.  

As long as she wears her glasses to correct farsightedness, her eyes are aligned.  Without the glasses, her eyes strain to see causing strabismus (lazy eye).  Her right eye is turning in more than the left, so we are going to have to patch her left eye for about an hour per day.  That will strengthen the right eye.  I'm sure she will tolerate it, though.  We have done patching on and off for a couple of years.