January 2, 2012
Gregory has been wearing a patch over his left eye since he was about two years of age…..we patch his eye three hours a day in order to strengthen his right eye. He is cortically blind in his right eye and only sees peripherally out of that eye. His left eye is impaired with regard to how far-sighted he is…which in young children means that your entire world is blurry. He of course hates to wear the patch….but once we get it on…he wears it…and does not take it off until he hears the timer beep….and then shouts: Patch Off!
Well….yesterday I went food shopping….a chore I really despise…and I bought carrots….Gregory knows that carrots are good for his vision…and he said:
“Mom, I want to take a diet on carrots rather than wear the patch”.