So I found out yesterday that there's a huge discrepancy in the longsightedness of my boy's eyes and if left untreated it could turn into a lazy eye.
He has healthy looking eyes but when one of his eye has a white reflex in the Christmas photos I got concerned because I have heard about cancer etc.
although the optometrists said it was good and healthy I took him to the specialist anyway and was freakin out a bit when I found out, as you would as a mother who's not familiar with this sort of things.
But apparently it could be fixed with some eye patch and glasses. He's 3.5.
So last night I posted this story on my areas mother group forum on Facebook thinking it could be helpful to some mums, because I was that close to forgetting about the appointment because his eyes just look so fine! Not to mention the specialist fee! Anyways, a lot of the mothers found it helpful but there's a few mums started having a go at me, one lady said why would I use flash kids eyes are sensitive (it's actually the only time I used a flash in his life and it had gone off automatically because it was too dark) another lady was like why are you freakin out no big deal it's only a lazy eye and no one can tell and don't need flash blah blah.
Maybe I am taking this too personally. Just needed to vent a little.
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28-02-2015 07:22 #1
A bit annoyed
28-02-2015 07:45 #2
Far out some people should just get a life. You were trying to help them and all they can see is how can I troll her.
Don't even give the trolls a second thought
28-02-2015 11:28 #3
I went to kindy and school with many kids who had eye patches to correct lazy eyes, no one could care less. If anything it made them look kinda cool!
The people telling you not to fix it are morons, the ones telling you off about flash are aholes
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28-02-2015 12:00 #4
Some people are just rude for the sake of being rude. I hate b!tchiness. Ignore them, they don't deserve your time.
I had my DD tested as a few pics from her 1st birthday revealed a white "flash" in her eye. It was nothing. We can't stop being vigilant and I think it's great you shared your story and made others aware. I can't believe you were chastised over using flash!
28-02-2015 12:13 #5
I've never heard of something like this. Also plenty of people use flash when taking photos! It's like people just look for things to fight over.
28-02-2015 12:29 #6
I agree , some people just start out to find something to judge or criticise. good on you for going to a specialist, it is important to be through when it comes to eyes, and ears I think. im glad it can be easily fixed, and I hope all goes well. never mind the others, not worth the bother. marie
28-02-2015 15:34 #7Senior Member
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Seriously, ignore them! They sound incredibly rude. Your son is extremely lucky to have you looking out for him like that. I have a lazy eye. My mum thought there was something up with my eyes as a baby but her FIL (a respected doctor) told her not to be paranoid/silly etc and she left it. I eventually did have a patch for a few years but it was too late - I'm mostly blind in that eye now and it "switches off" when looking through my good eye. My mum still regrets not trusting her instincts.
28-02-2015 20:23 #8Senior Member
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Wow, I am seriously impressed that you picked that up. I've never heard of it before. Your Facebook group sounds *****y.
28-02-2015 21:31 #9
Hi OP, sorry don't mean to derail just wondering, did your little one have the white reflection always with flash or just in some pics?
I ask because I took a photo of DS with my camera and the flash automatically came, looking back at the pics, one eye had a white reflection, most pics are done with my phone where the flash is off, so I never noticed before, your FB group would really freak out with what I did next- I took more pics with flash but some had red some white reflection!? I've brought this eye up with GP before as it waters in sun/wind but was brushed off. So now after your post I'm thinking I should be more persistent!
And I say good on you for picking up on it!
28-02-2015 22:32 #10
I was told it's more to do with the light reflecting off the same point in both eyes sparklebug.
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