Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Baby's First Eye Exam

Monday, Thomas went to our eye doctor in Fresno for an exam. The doctor wants to see kids once they are six months old. We were really curious how you could do an exam on a tiny baby. It was pretty interesting. He checked his eye movement and peripheral vision using a brightly colored Bert & Ernie. Then his assistant danced around with toys to draw Thomas's attention while the doctor looked into Thomas's eyes with his scope. This was highly entertaining, since she would have to set down the toys and grab his file to record the results.

The final results were that Thomas has more eyes more like Curtis than me (thank goodness). He's a little more farsighted than the average baby his age, but has better focusing. There's no sign of tilted optic nerves, which is what led to my nearsightedness.

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