D has had vision therapy. I should have gone back for a follow up last year but things have been very good and money was tight so I didn't bother. She had been diagnosed with convergence excess, a tracking problem and accommodative spasms. Her focusing is really slow.
The covd found her optic disks in her eyes are also unusually large like you might see in glaucoma, but her eye pressure was normal. The size and pressure has not changed.
During the test today, the regular optometrist (not our covd doc) had her read lines. He then did other things with her and had her read the same lines again and she could not read them at all. He's thorough but really chill, and he made sure he got my attention without alerting DD so I could also see what he was noticing, the being able to read a line and then not.
Meanwhile, he goes through some more eye doctor stuff and asks her to a line again. And she looks and asks, "Wait, are those letters or numbers?" ??
DD is eleven and very bright and reads extremely well, and she has normal vision. And for a minute couldn't tell if she was seeing letters or numbers!?
So then doctor started using shapes for awhile, like you would with a kid who didn't know their letters yet.
He then did some tests of her focusing speed which seemed worse than ever. Though he's not a covd optometrist, he did some VT training in school and will do some special tests if he's trying to figure out to refer to the covd doc.
He is having D come back for a visual fields test to be thorough in light of what happened today, since he feels there a lot of weird stuff going on.
This could be related to processing, right? We do have other kids with weaker visual processing.
Could it be ADHD related even though DD was attentive and participating well?
We're going ahead with the visual field test but then I will probably run it by the the covd guy and maybe an consider an ophthalmologist.
Edited by Tiramisu, 27 July 2017 - 02:42 PM.