Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lesley Vedelago

When I was first diagnosed with having Cerebral Palsy I was referred to an opthamologist (a specialist that works with eye disorders and diseases) who diagnosed me with Cortical Visual Impairment. We weren't given much information about what it actually is. We were told that there was nothing wrong with my eyes physically and that my trouble with my vision was a brain issue. There was nothing they could really do to help. I was told that I might have good days and bad days and my vision might continue to improve until I was about 8 years old.

I had heard a few good things about a lady called Lesley Vedelago. She is an optometrist that works with eyes and their connection to the brain.

We had a fairly lengthy evaluation with Lesley a couple of weeks ago and she determined that I was long sighted and for me to see anything it would have to be extremely magnified. She prescribed glasses, visual exercises  and something called Syntonic Phototherapy. The glasses were ready for us to collect today but they were accidently sent in with a pink frame! They are being swapped for blue frames and I should have them early next week.

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