Natalie's 16th Birthday @ Box Hill Gardens.
Beautiful Natalie just turned 16!
Wish you all the best Nat, and thanks heaps of your constant support when I first came to Melbourne, and also being my very first friend in Chinese School. (:
Me when I was WAY younger. (:
Here's another old school pic of me when I was only a couple months old, however unlike the others.. I've got heaps to tell for this one!
As most* of you would probs have realised, My eyes are literally crossed in the photo above. Reason because, I used to have crossed eye when I was wayy younger.. Noone could tell what I was looking at, since my eyes were always retarded. Hence, as I got a little older, the doctors suggested to cover one eye with an eye patch. As my left eye improved tremendously, my right eye became lazier by the day. By the time I was in Grade 2, my mates would question me about my eye..
"Ooii, I'm talking to you. Why aren't you looking at me?"
"No, you're looking behind me!!"
Seriously, noone understood how frustrated I was, not my parents, my friends, nor my family. I had to "work out" my eyes for 30 minutes every night continuously. Even today, my crossed-eye/Lazy eye syndrome would randomly haunt me every now and then. To my close friends, please do pay attention to these signs, their hilarious. (:
Note: I looked up Lazy eye syndrome and found interesting interesting facts on treating Amblyopia.
As my parents did not pay much attention to my crossed eyes at a young age, it says it in the article that lazy eyes tend to not move as smoothly after 6 months of age. One eye with a tendency to focus inwards, upwards, or outwards while the other follows objects normally. and difficulty with tasks that require estimating distances, such as catching or throwing a ball. (Geeze this explain SO MUCH why I'm still SUCKING AT SPORTS!! and my shit ability to catch the ball)
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Never assume that a child will outgrow lazy eye. If treatment is delayed until the child enters school (ages 6 to 7), the problem may no longer be treatable, leaving the youngster with permanent loss of vision in one eye.
Again, that statement above explains my blurry vision in one eye and clearer in the other.
Crossed eyes are an early warning sign of lazy eye syndrome.
p.s Greeeaat, me reminiscing the good old days has officially turned into a Amblyopia documentary post.
crossed eye (:
Lazy eye :)
Good to know, I turned out pretty alright! Bahahahaha