My Strabismus Update

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!

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