I received my son’s Annual Physical Examination (School) last November and there was a note that we need to see ophthalmologist. I immediately asked my friend for the contact number of their pedia-ophtha because I know that it is not easy to get schedule. There are only limited number of pedia-ophtha here in the Philippines.
My husband called and the earliest we got is December 22, 2015. So aside from preparing for the holiday last year, we’re so busy going to hospital, I mentioned before that we went to pedia-dentist last December 18.
When I saw the result of my son’s APE, I felt sad because I know that he needs to wear eyeglasses and he is only 7 years old. Wearing eyeglasses is not easy because you have to take care of it and it might limit you to do some activities.
Fast forward to our check-up, first step was this. You have to look the at picture inside the machine.
Next, the doctor called us, I gave the result of APE and he checked my son. He let my son read the letters. There was a time that we’re repeating the instruction of the doctor because my son was not reading the letters. We thought that he was not listening to the doctor so we have to repeat it but the sad truth is, he can’t see the letters, that is why he’s not saying anything.
My husband was so silent at that time because he can’t accept the fact that there is something wrong with my son. At his age, my husband has 20/20 vision while my son needs to wear eyeglasses.
Then we went out for some test, the assistant drop liquid in my son’s eyes to relax the eyes, one drop in each eye. Three times yun, I’m not sure kung every 15 minutes.
Then check-up again in this machine.
After that, the doctor called us again to measure the correct grade for my son. She said that my son has astigmatism and farsightedness. She explained the terminology. She also said na buti may check-up sa school kasi mas naagapan daw yung mata. If we notice daw na lagi nababangga or natatapilok anak namin, dahil yun sa mata. Imagine, there are times that I think na clumsy anak ko kasi pag nasa mall kami, natatapilok or nababangga siya kaya lagi ko talaga siya hawak. Yun pala, there is something wrong with my son’s eyes.
We will go back after two months to see if there is improvement after wearing eyeglasses. I was also thankful because the school has annual check-up because we don’t have that in our health card so at least we were able to go to doctor immediately.
After that, eyeglasses hunting na kami. Nakakalula pala ang price ng salamin sa mall and wala rin naman gaanu difference sa clinic so we went back to our pedia-ophtha’s clinic and dun na rin kami nagpagawa ng eyeglasses, P1500 frame + P4000 lens.
And because of the holiday, January 5, 2016 na narelease yung eyeglasses. Super remind ko sa anak ko na alagaan ang salamin. Hehehe!
For your information:
Astigmatism - the cornea or the lens, has an abnormal or irregular curve. Vision is disordered, could be blurred, unfocused or fuzzy.
Symptoms: dizziness and excessive squinting or closing of the eyes.
Hypermetropia - farsighted - inability to see near objects clearly in focus.
Symptoms: uncomfortable vision when reading, headaches and tired eyes.
Related Topic: Caring for your Vision