|1 Year Ago|
Then of course there is the other genetic factors--familial vision problems. Andrew has nice thick glasses. I like to call him the naughty professor when he goes without contacts. Oops, too much info!
|Very Handsome, yes?|
I survived the elementary school years sans glasses, but ended up with them in college--vertical astigmatism but 20/20 vision. Ellie's Gpa Bruns has graduated trifocals. Yep, trifocals. (and is color-blind--I can pass that on to my male children)
|That's my Daddy. Isn't he handsome?|
I aspire to be as good as a photographer as him.
However, my brother escaped the visual impairment gene as has my Aunt Peggy who also has DS. So while Dr. B can go on and on about the high potential of the Bear-Bear needing glasses, I just think it is a good thing she doesn't need them now. Can you imagine her keeping those puppies on?
|Ellie Bear, bringing destruction wherever she goes.|
Astigmatism: abnormal curvature of the eye lens. Can be horizontal (common) or vertical (less common)
Strabismus: when the eyes do not line up when trying to focus. aka lazy eye or cross-eye
Nystagmus: involuntary eye movement. Usually involves both eyes.
Fun Fact: infants up to 6 weeks of age will naturally have various movements of the eyes such as crossing.