Why I Worried About My New Baby’s Eyesight

My Childhood Lazy Eye Diagnosis Prepared me to be on top of my kids' eye exams

Why I Worried About My New Baby’s Eyesight

Heather will never forget having to wear large "Coke bottle" glasses, or being called "four eyes" as a child. Naturally, when her first daughter was born, she was paranoid about her new baby's vision. Read how she laid that anxiety to rest. 

I was 4 years-old when I was diagnosed with amblyopia — lazy eye.

I don’t remember the doctor or the encounter. I do remember lots and lots of eye drops. I do remember wearing an eye patch around for months on end - long after the fun of being a pirate had worn off. I do remember the giant pink "Coke bottle" glasses that followed the eye patch.

Another thing I remember was when my first daughter was born and being completely paranoid about her vision. All babies look cross-eyed at some point but did it mean more in her case?

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Heather van Mil is the sassy, somewhat sarcastic, seldom sanctimonious mama behind Life, Love and the Pursuit of Play. Having been a freelance writer for WestCoast Families Magazine, Urban Baby & Toddler Mag, Yummy Mummy Club and Modern Mama, among others, she decided it was time to write for herself, and launched her blog in Sept 2013. On it she chases Good Food, Good Finds, Good Fun......and 2 small children (which translates to yummy recipes, awesome product/service reviews, fun places to check out, a smattering of op-eds and lots and lots of her 2 gorgeous girls!). Just in case this wasn't enough, she recently launched her newest baby - Word of Mom Marketing - where she consults and strategizes with companies on the best practices and vehicles to reach and engage the young family market.