Several weeks ago I examined a young lady for nearsightedness. Everything was normal. She then started to tell me about her daughter who had eye surgery for a cross-eyed condition. I told her the specialist whom she was seeing had a great reputation. The eyes for the most part appeared straight. I told the patient that I might want to see her daughter to see if there’s anything further that can be done. I also mentioned to her that there were specialists at the Optometry School at Western University that could also help.
I subsequently examined her daughter. The mom remarked that her daughter’s reading could be improved. Her distant prescription she came in with was fairly close to what I found she needed. However, when I placed an additional lens in front of these for up close, her reading increased significantly. This would require the patient to wear a bifocal. I am really looking forward to the results of her daughter’s performance in school. I also told the mom that her daughter may need vision training to help improve her vision skills.