So my daughter was diagnosed as farsighted with amblyopia and strabismus. WTF does that mean? She can’t see things up close and has a wonky (lazy) eye. The cure for the former: glasses. The cure for the latter two: an eye patch—argh!
The glasses people find adorable. Who doesn’t love a toddler with a lollypop head and glasses strapped on? The eye patch, however, is a different story. We get everything from, “My god, what happened to her eye?” to people talking to her like she will always come in last place in the Special Olympics. Seriously, people? It’s an eye patch, not a wooden leg. She even has a pretty pink felt eye patch that fits over her glasses and makes her look even more adorable.