Hey guys! This is just a quick update. Those of you who have been with the blog for a long time might remember the eye surgery I had in 2011 and 2012. It was quite the journey but the surgery was to correct an amblyopia or strabismus (commonly referred to as a lazy eye). I had always had trouble seeing double and found it incredibly difficult to make eye contact with other people. Focusing in general was tough but I didn’t think there was anything you could do about it. Indeed I had eye doctors tell me there was nothing we could do about it (stupid doctors!).
It’s a real shame too because the problem is much easier to fix when kids are little but because of the doctors ignoring it I went untreated until I failed a vision test for my drivers license. I was supposed to look into a box and see a light but couldn’t see anything. This was caused by my strabismus issues.
I ended up finding Dr Petersen at Rocky Mountain Eye Care and it took 2 surgeries and then vision therapy from Utah Vision Therapy but the treatment seems to have worked. My doctor told me last week that I don’t need to see him again for another 2 years!
I made this video where I explain more of my journey and the treatment I received. Please pass it on to those you know and keep an eye out for kids that have signs. Thanks!