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  • Connie Kyker
    I just had to share that we went to Eugene yesterday for Caeli s eye specialist appointment. It turns out that when she reads or does anything up close her
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 22, 2006
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      I just had to share that we went to Eugene yesterday for Caeli's eye specialist appointment. It turns out that when she reads or does anything up close her eyes cross badly and she sees double until her brain "turns off" one of her eyes. When asked about it she said she just thought everyone saw that way.  Her doctor said no wonder she struggles with learning. Her brain is so busy trying to make sense of what she is seeing and so busy "turning off" one of her eyes that it can't concentrate on learning. This could also be the reason she lacks focus in so many other areas of her life and is easily provoked to anger. Her brain is just so over taxed in trying to see that it is effecting all areas of her life! We are getting a stronger prescription since her current glasses weren't correcting the problem and she will most likely have vision therapy to get her eyes to do what they are supposed to and eventually she won't need the glasses at all. She has struggled so much with learning and has been calling herself stupid (when I knew she wasn't) and I was able to reassure her that trying to learn with "broken eyes" is like trying to walk on broken legs. Once they are fixed we will be off and running!
      Connie
    • Colleen Beard
      That is wonderful Connie! Caeli must be relieved to know that there is help for her. It hurts to hear your child call themselves names and feel so badly
      Message 2 of 6 , Mar 22, 2006
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        That is wonderful Connie!  Caeli must be relieved to know that there is help for her.  It hurts to hear your child call themselves names and feel so badly about themselves.  God has given us such wonderful children to parent (and the wisdom to know how, or at least find out!).
        Thanks for sharing great news!
        Colleen
         
         
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        Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:42 PM
        Subject: [Special_HS_OR] Caeli's eye appointment

        I just had to share that we went to Eugene yesterday for Caeli's eye specialist appointment. It turns out that when she reads or does anything up close her eyes cross badly and she sees double until her brain "turns off" one of her eyes. When asked about it she said she just thought everyone saw that way.  Her doctor said no wonder she struggles with learning. Her brain is so busy trying to make sense of what she is seeing and so busy "turning off" one of her eyes that it can't concentrate on learning. This could also be the reason she lacks focus in so many other areas of her life and is easily provoked to anger. Her brain is just so over taxed in trying to see that it is effecting all areas of her life! We are getting a stronger prescription since her current glasses weren't correcting the problem and she will most likely have vision therapy to get her eyes to do what they are supposed to and eventually she won't need the glasses at all. She has struggled so much with learning and has been calling herself stupid (when I knew she wasn't) and I was able to reassure her that trying to learn with "broken eyes" is like trying to walk on broken legs. Once they are fixed we will be off and running!
        Connie
      • Deanna Gann
        Hi Connie, What a great thing to know! It must be such a great feeling to know that Caeli will get some relief. Is Vision Therapy available in Eugene or
        Message 3 of 6 , Mar 22, 2006
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          Hi Connie,
           
          What a great thing to know!  It must be such a great feeling to know that Caeli will get some relief.  Is Vision Therapy available in Eugene or Salem?  I know Pacific University in Portland has a good reputation, I wonder if they have a satellite clinic near you?
           
          Take Care,
           
          Deanna 
           
           
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          Sent: 3/22/2006 12:40:30 PM
          Subject: [Special_HS_OR] Caeli's eye appointment

          I just had to share that we went to Eugene yesterday for Caeli's eye specialist appointment. It turns out that when she reads or does anything up close her eyes cross badly and she sees double until her brain "turns off" one of her eyes. When asked about it she said she just thought everyone saw that way.  Her doctor said no wonder she struggles with learning. Her brain is so busy trying to make sense of what she is seeing and so busy "turning off" one of her eyes that it can't concentrate on learning. This could also be the reason she lacks focus in so many other areas of her life and is easily provoked to anger. Her brain is just so over taxed in trying to see that it is effecting all areas of her life! We are getting a stronger prescription since her current glasses weren't correcting the problem and she will most likely have vision therapy to get her eyes to do what they are supposed to and eventually she won't need the glasses at all. She has struggled so much with learning and has been calling herself stupid (when I knew she wasn't) and I was able to reassure her that trying to learn with "broken eyes" is like trying to walk on broken legs. Once they are fixed we will be off and running!
          Connie
        • Connie Kyker
          The closest vision therapy clinics to us were Eugene and Silverton. It is a bit of a drive for us...and since I hit my head and experienced an mtbi 2 years ago
          Message 4 of 6 , Mar 22, 2006
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            The closest vision therapy clinics to us were Eugene and Silverton. It is a bit of a drive for us...and since I hit my head and experienced an mtbi 2 years ago I don't drive outside of Corvallis but my husband works from home as a computer analyst for IBM so he is able to take her. It is about an hour drive for us.
            Connie
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            From: Special_HS_OR@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Special_HS_OR@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Deanna Gann
            Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:02 PM
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            Subject: RE: [Special_HS_OR] Caeli's eye appointment

            Hi Connie,
             
            What a great thing to know!  It must be such a great feeling to know that Caeli will get some relief.  Is Vision Therapy available in Eugene or Salem?  I know Pacific University in Portland has a good reputation, I wonder if they have a satellite clinic near you?
             
            Take Care,
             
            Deanna 
             
             
            ----- Original Message -----
            Sent: 3/22/2006 12:40:30 PM
            Subject: [Special_HS_OR] Caeli's eye appointment

            I just had to share that we went to Eugene yesterday for Caeli's eye specialist appointment. It turns out that when she reads or does anything up close her eyes cross badly and she sees double until her brain "turns off" one of her eyes. When asked about it she said she just thought everyone saw that way.  Her doctor said no wonder she struggles with learning. Her brain is so busy trying to make sense of what she is seeing and so busy "turning off" one of her eyes that it can't concentrate on learning. This could also be the reason she lacks focus in so many other areas of her life and is easily provoked to anger. Her brain is just so over taxed in trying to see that it is effecting all areas of her life! We are getting a stronger prescription since her current glasses weren't correcting the problem and she will most likely have vision therapy to get her eyes to do what they are supposed to and eventually she won't need the glasses at all. She has struggled so much with learning and has been calling herself stupid (when I knew she wasn't) and I was able to reassure her that trying to learn with "broken eyes" is like trying to walk on broken legs. Once they are fixed we will be off and running!
            Connie
          • Carol Blackman
            How wonderful she will be able to get things corrected! It s sad to realize not all people recognize these disorders so many people go through life not
            Message 5 of 6 , Mar 23, 2006
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              How wonderful she will be able to get things corrected!  It's sad to realize not all people recognize these disorders so many people go through life not knowing they can be corrected.
               
              Rejoicing with you,
              Carol
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              Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:42 PM
              Subject: [Special_HS_OR] Caeli's eye appointment

              I just had to share that we went to Eugene yesterday for Caeli's eye specialist appointment. It turns out that when she reads or does anything up close her eyes cross badly and she sees double until her brain "turns off" one of her eyes. When asked about it she said she just thought everyone saw that way.  Her doctor said no wonder she struggles with learning. Her brain is so busy trying to make sense of what she is seeing and so busy "turning off" one of her eyes that it can't concentrate on learning. This could also be the reason she lacks focus in so many other areas of her life and is easily provoked to anger. Her brain is just so over taxed in trying to see that it is effecting all areas of her life! We are getting a stronger prescription since her current glasses weren't correcting the problem and she will most likely have vision therapy to get her eyes to do what they are supposed to and eventually she won't need the glasses at all. She has struggled so much with learning and has been calling herself stupid (when I knew she wasn't) and I was able to reassure her that trying to learn with "broken eyes" is like trying to walk on broken legs. Once they are fixed we will be off and running!
              Connie
            • Connie Kyker
              We are SO excited to have found an answer to her struggles! She should find life much more enjoyable now! Connie ... From: Special_HS_OR@yahoogroups.com
              Message 6 of 6 , Mar 23, 2006
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                We are SO excited to have found an answer to her struggles! She should find life much more enjoyable now!
                Connie
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                From: Special_HS_OR@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Special_HS_OR@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Carol Blackman
                Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:07 AM
                To: Special_HS_OR@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: Re: [Special_HS_OR] Caeli's eye appointment

                How wonderful she will be able to get things corrected!  It's sad to realize not all people recognize these disorders so many people go through life not knowing they can be corrected.
                 
                Rejoicing with you,
                Carol
                ----- Original Message -----
                Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:42 PM
                Subject: [Special_HS_OR] Caeli's eye appointment

                I just had to share that we went to Eugene yesterday for Caeli's eye specialist appointment. It turns out that when she reads or does anything up close her eyes cross badly and she sees double until her brain "turns off" one of her eyes. When asked about it she said she just thought everyone saw that way.  Her doctor said no wonder she struggles with learning. Her brain is so busy trying to make sense of what she is seeing and so busy "turning off" one of her eyes that it can't concentrate on learning. This could also be the reason she lacks focus in so many other areas of her life and is easily provoked to anger. Her brain is just so over taxed in trying to see that it is effecting all areas of her life! We are getting a stronger prescription since her current glasses weren't correcting the problem and she will most likely have vision therapy to get her eyes to do what they are supposed to and eventually she won't need the glasses at all. She has struggled so much with learning and has been calling herself stupid (when I knew she wasn't) and I was able to reassure her that trying to learn with "broken eyes" is like trying to walk on broken legs. Once they are fixed we will be off and running!
                Connie
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