PSA: If your gut tells you something isn't right with your kids, light a fire under yourself and get after it.
P, who is in first grade this year, has been having difficulties learning to read, and has been downright frustrated while trying.
Although my first suspicion was that it was related to his sensory processing disorder, I just knew in my heart that it wasn't a learning disability..... there was just something wrong. I had noticed that his eyes didn't seem to track just right, and from time to time when he'd look at me, his eyes just didn't look lined up right.
So this morning I called the pediatric opthamologist who did his tear duct probing when he was an infant and they got us in today. (Love that office BTW. If you are local and need a rec, holler.)
And surgery is scheduled for next Thursday to correct Exotropia, which, in the simplest explanation, is the opposite of crossed eyes.
His eyes turn out intermittently and cause him to have double vision. Basically, he just can't focus. He has perfect vision, but the muscles in his eyes aren't letting him see correctly.
Thank goodness I trusted my gut and got him in.
Please do the same if you ever think something isn't right with your kiddos.