Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Syifa's new look

Syifa's school was having vision screening on couple of weeks ago. She brought home a referral letter and we immediately went to see the optometrist. I know I had been delayed for Syifa's eye check-up since last time she was nearly fainted.

A couple of signs that Syifa had shown us:

i) She frequently rub her eyes.
ii) She easily despair when playing 'Spot the Different Games' and 'Hidden Object Games' - she had poor focusing.
iii) She had told us about her inability to see objects at a distance in classrooms.
iv) Tired sign when she came back from school.
v) She encountered frequent headaches.
vi) She experienced almost fainted in playground - perhaps due to sweltering conditions.

All of the above signs had triggered me to bring her for vision check-up. But as I said, I kept on delaying until eventually school's was having the screening.

Parents who wore eyeglasses or more precisely having eye problems, the tendency for their kids to have it too is high. In a review by Dr. Lowery (the chief of pediatrics at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon), she mentioned that nearsightedness and farsightedness have a strong genetic component, especially if both parents are nearsighted or farsighted. Although, others may be influenced by environmental or other factors.

Para ibu bapa yang sememangnya mengalami masalah penglihatan 'mungkin' lebih sensitif akan masalah penglihatan anak-anak mereka. Tetapi yang tidak mempunyai masalah mata juga, diharapkan agar tidak memandang ringan akan perubahan pada diri anak-anak masing-masing agar proses mengubati tidak terlewat dan tidak merebak. Hatta, yang dah ada pengalaman pun masih bertangguh...apekah..:-(

Pesanan untuk diri seniri: Makan sayur dan buah banyak-banyak ye... Support dengan vitamins supplement untuk anak-anak yang agak syushah nak telan sayoq (sayur) tu. Potong sayoq tu kecik2 gaul dalam nasi sehingga sebati..erk

Sekian daripada penganalisis masalah mata yang tak bertauliah...

Anak-anak baru balik sekolah masing-masing (kakak 7 tahun, adik 3 tahun)