Still lacking stereoscopic vision - but the glasses are cool!
Nolan had a dilated eye exam yesterday. Things are looking pretty good! As far as the amblyopia goes, there is still a line's difference between the two eyes - one eye is correcting to 20/25 and the other is correcting to 20/30. That is a really good improvement for Mr. Lazy Eye!
The exam itself shows a slight prescription change. His right eye became 0.5 diopter more nearsighted while his left eye became 0.25 diopter more farsighted. I am very glad we caught the amblyopia through last year's vision screening program, because his eyes are becoming more divergent as far as the prescription goes. This is known as "anisometropia" - when it develops in adults, it is not a big deal. In children, however, it causes blindness in one eye (unless treated).
A little sensitive to light with dilated eyes!
We are able to hold off on patching indefinitely, which is great news. I need to order new glasses to fit the stronger prescription, and he has to continue wearing them during all waking hours (or else the amblyopia will worsen).
The best news is that we don't have to return for a full six months - and the next exam will be free from eye drops!