Vision Update – 6 years old

| July 22, 2012

I want to preface this post with a little bit of information about me and why I haven’t been writing as much lately.   A little over a year ago I started graduate school, pursuing a Masters of Science in Special Education degree and certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  Although very time […]

Functional Vision Assessment

| April 3, 2009

Below is a link to a copy of the written report from Lyra’s latest Functional Vision Assessment.  We really got a lot of useful information from this assessment.  It was very thorough.  I will write about this in more detail when I have a bit more time, but I wanted to go ahead and at […]

Vision Update- 2 years 9 months

| March 14, 2009

Lyra had a check-up with her pediatric ophthalmologist last month.  They didn’t dialate her eyes at this visit. The health of her eyes is good, normal. Her nystagmus hasn’t changed…it remains minimal, in both the speed and the distance of the eye movements. The alignment of her eyes is still good…no crossing. I’m really trying […]

Assessments/Evaluations

| March 2, 2009

I’ve mentioned a lot of different types of assessments in my last few posts.  Knowing what they are and how they differ can be really confusing.  Also, I tend to use the words “evaluation” “assessment” and “examination” interchangeably, which probably adds to the confusion.   Here are some links to information that define them and provide […]

Vision Update – 2 years 3 months

| August 31, 2008

Lyra had an appointment with her pediatric ophthalmologist this month, a check-up that was originally scheduled for the end of September. Several weeks ago, we lost one of the lenses from Lyra’s glasses. After over a week of searching, I gave up. We knew we had to get her a new pair. I didn’t want […]

Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On

| April 11, 2008

Okay so I found some time to make this video. This is my attempt at zooming in on Lyra’s eyes so that you can see the degree/severity of her nystagmus. I apologize for my crappy camcorder skills. Between me not holding the camera steady and Lyra’s wiggling, it’s hard to know what shaking is actually […]

Vision Update- 22 months

| April 11, 2008

I have been meaning to post this for several weeks. Lyra visited her pediatric ophthalmologist for a check-up last month. They dialated her eyes this time to see if her refractive error had changed, and it did. Her prescription changed from +2.50 to +3.25 in her left eye and from +2.75 to +3.75 in her […]

Bubbles Bubbles…Pop!

| March 28, 2008

Lyra has been exceeding all of my expectations with her vision. She has seen things or done things I thought would never happen. Like all kids with albinism, Lyra has multiple eye problems that contribute to her overall low vision. One of those is nystagmus which is an involuntary rhythmic shaking of the eyes. Lyra’s […]

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