No, he has not suddenly acquired wizardly skills, he just got new glasses.
Little man L had his check up at the very brilliant pediatric eye specialist last week. The long and the short of the story is that there is no improvement to be seen, but none expected. He is still doing extremely well considering the obstacles he faces with his right eye. The doctor confirmed again that he really does not know how much he can actually see with it, but just the fact that he is using it, means that the brain connection is active and will stay and maybe keep finding ways to "see" beyond the melien overgrowth. The cones and staves in those specific area will never function.
The treatment has been adapted though - no more of the horrid drops that disabled his "good" eye every two weeks. He is also ready to try a bit stronger lense on his "bad" eye - which is now really thick (a 4 factor lens). So off we went to get his new glasses.
The truth about glasses for a very young child? The get hammered, break and have to be fixed continiously. So I was delighted to see the new Fisher Price glasses that just arrived in South Africa a few months ago. They are sturdy, light, can hold thick lenses and have nothing that can break of. Even the higes are made out of a bendable plastic. Brilliant! And I think they are quite funky and fashionale.But do you think he is going to hate us some day for making him look like this?
I also thought that I will share with you a visual of the mobile phones I had in my care yesterday: