So getting back to the Facebook post I was reading, it made me ponder what Dane’s life would have been like had we chosen not to go ahead with the surgery and just allow him to go blind in one eye. I’m sure it’s not healthy to think about the ‘what ifs’ but as a parent this is pretty much a daily thought (for me anyway). If we hadn’t gotten that second opinion, how would Dane go playing soccer if he had no peripheral vision? His depth perception isn’t brilliant as it is but what if he had none and was trying to drop ramps at skateboarding? Yes, he does do all his water activities ‘one eyed’ and there are a few little things I’ve noticed that his vision affects. When he does backstroke at swimming training he constantly hits the lane rope because his ‘bad’ eye is the one closest to the lane rope so he can’t see it. When he dives for a flag at nippers, he’ll occasionally completely miss it because he has no depth perception. He can’t be goalie at soccer because if he’s hit in the face his contact lens will cut his eye (trust me, it’s happened). But really, these are small things and we’re trying to develop work arounds for him.