Well, she turned 5 in December and her eyes were still turning out, not all the time- but it was quite noticeable if she was low on sleep, tired, or had been working hard with her school work. And as she put it "her eyes kept cramping." So off to the Eye Doctor we went.
This time an optometrist who specializes in Vision Therapy. Roo did a fantastic job! The exam took about 40 minutes and he did more testing than I've ever seen an optometrist do...
At this point he is not recommending glasses for her because he wants to focus on getting her eyes stronger through therapy/exercises. They focus on healing the eyes, not just putting a band aide on it. Yay!
We're excited about the Vision Therapy Center (10 minutes from home!), we love that they don't just slap glasses on you and start the traditional "patching x hours a day" to fix the problem. Their therapy program is full body with a focus on strengthening your eyes, brain, really your WHOLE body to work together correctly. When an eye is weak the other eye works harder, which means that side of the body works harder, which makes the whole body works harder. In her therapy sessions Roo is given "games" and challenges that work her entire body.
So Roo goes every Tuesday morning for 30 minute therapy with a vision therapist (who is so sweet and Roo loves!) and she will also be doing "at home therapy" daily once we get the last bit of money together to buy the program (we don't have vision coverage and this was an unexpected thing) - hopefully in the next week we'll be good to go with that and we'll see more and more improvements in Roo's eye functions.
She is such a bright and extremely smart person, I can't even imagine how far she'll go with her vision issues healed and nothing holding her back!
Watch out world!
Oh and Ryan saw Dr. F too and he got new glasses...LOVE them!!!