Posted by: courtneygrapperhaus | July 22, 2015

A Science Fair and Amblyopia

The VisionHelp Blog

By now many of you have seen the adorable video about a young child who looks forward to seeing her eye doctor.

Well yesterday I had a first-in-my-career experience, a positive sign-of-the-times in many ways.  A 10 year-old girl who received her first prescription for high bilateral hyperopia and astigmatism at around 14 months of age, and underwent patching as the sole treatment for amblyopia, decided to do her science fair project on the subject.  After all, it was personal – and she delved into it in detail.  In the course of discovering information online, she learned much more about amblyopia and its treatment possibilities than what her parents had been presented with by her pediatric ophthalmologist.  She understood that while her doctor had done a great job at the level at which he treated her, there was apparently much more to amblyopia than how well she could read…

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