Elise has coped very well with most of her treatment
Elise has actually coped very well with most of her treatment. At first, patching was very difficult I was so concerned for the vision in Elise’s weak eye that I knew I had to persist with it every single day. Her vision after 12 months was improved slightly but after another year of 3hrs/day patching, the brain had responded and her vision was almost 6/6 (20/20). She was prescribed her first pair of glasses at age 18months. It was hard at first to accept that because she already has red hair and freckles and I didn’t want another thing to add to the list of potential bullying traits. However, Elise took to them straight away because she could see so well. She became a much happier child. After two great reports from the ophthalmologist and the attitude of her young self about not patching, I became complacent & did less than required. Subsequently, her vision declined at the next test, and that was enough for me to enforce patching every single day again.