Judith's 6 month follow-up was this morning, and despite a massive meltdown heading to the ophthalmologist's office (and in the waiting room... and in the exam room once Dr. O. came in), she did really well. To be fair, Judith woke up in a cranky mood, which never bodes well for the rest of our day, but she absolutely did not want to have her eyes examined and kept telling me that. Over and over again, she said, "No! I don't want to have my eyes examined! I want to go see Pastor!" I had promised her that we would stop by the church and she could say hi to our pastor while we dropped something off, but she just wanted to do that instead of going to her appointment. Then, while we were in the waiting room, she declared that she couldn't do anything because she was hiding (she hid her face behind a High Five magazine first, and later switched to National Geographic) and that she didn't want new glasses.
Once we were back in the exam room and she was able to watch Finding Nemo, she settled down and started asking for the fish to hold. Dr. O. has some vinyl fish that she puts over one of the light tools, and Judith remembers that those are there and loves to hold them. She asked Dr. O. for them right away (little stinker), and ended up holding all 3 for the rest of the exam.
Dr. O.'s very pleased with how things are looking! Judith isn't favoring 1 eye over the other, and her eyes aren't doing anything abnormal. She was extra impressed that Judith was not only able to name the pictures, but tell her what they were in order from left to right or right to left!
I'm happy that we don't have to go back until Judith's annual exam in 6 months. Well, at least we don't have to see Dr. O. until then, because I'm sure we'll be in the office to have her glasses readjusted again. We did that today because the nose pads were out of alignment, but now they're back to where they should be. I have to say that I'm really glad that we spent the few extra dollars to get the very flexible frames, because it's saving us a lot of trips to the optical area just for frame adjustments!