Because eye problems are common in people with Down syndrome, 6 months is the recommended age for a first eye exam. And you know what? Daniel is 6 month old TODAY! So we did his first eye exam.
I wondered how they would check his vision since he’s, you know, 6 months old, but they did. We went to a pediatric opthamologist and she said mostly they’re just looking to make sure he has normal reactions. They waved some light up toys around and held up some various prescriptions while looking in his eyes. She also checked the shape of his eyes and said they are slightly different shapes, but that’s not a big deal. Anyway, they did some other stuff, but when I asked what exactly they look for to tell if he’s seeing normally she misunderstood and told me about some problems commonly associated with Down syndrome that they look for. I don’t really care though, because she said his vision is fine!
So woohoo! Good vision and hearing! We’ll go back when he’s a year old.