Dd just started showing signs of an eye issue. I am considering taking her to an ophthalmologist or optometrist (depending on who is available around here). Today happened to be her Early Intervention appointment (she's 2). I brought it up as something that maybe they could look into in addition to the reason we were there (speech) but not sure if they handle that. Basically it's like one eye is not moving the same as the other. I don't know if this is called lazy eye or something else. Maybe cross eyed?
The actual evaluation wasn't today, just an intake form was done. They won't meet with her for another month and this eye thing is really bothering me so I might not be able to wait that long. Anyway, all they would do I guess is give me a referral from what she said. But I didn't ask if EI covers the fee for that or not. Guess that is my question. If I have to foot the bill either way then I don't think I should wait too long to have it checked out. Dh had asked if I should take her to her regular ped. but we were just there like a month ago for another reason and ultimately I think they will just give me a referral. I don't know if they'd just pick out an eye dr or send me to the children's hospital or what they would do.
I plan to take ds to an eye doctor very soon to follow up on his issues and I'm sure that eye dr could also point me in the right direction (she is one of the only optometrists on the COVD website for my state and I have heard good things about her).
Anyone had a similar experience? What did you do or would you do?